UNDP to provide US$22 million in funding to Sao Tome and Principe

27 January 2012

Sao Tome, Sao Tome and Principe, 27 Jan – The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is set to provide Sao Tome and Principe with funding of US$22 million over the next four years, a representative of the organisation said Thursday in Sao Tome.

António Viegas said that the funding that the UNDP would provide for the 2012-2016 period would be used for social projects with a view to attaining the Millennium Development Goals.

Viegas, who noted that some of the good results achieved by Sao Tome and Principe, one of which was the reduction of the maternal-infant mortality rate praised “encouraging” results in areas such as good governance and the fight against poverty.

Viegas also said that some of the projects for the next four years were already underway, and noted that priority would be given to environmental conservation projects. (macauhub)