Saturday, 23 February 2013

EU to grant Burundi 18 million Euro for agriculture

Bujumbura, Burundi (PANA) – The European Union (EU) is to give Burundi 18 million Euro to finance the Central African country's agricultural sector, the European Development Commissioner, Andris Piebalgs, said on Friday in Bujumbura.

Speaking at the end of a two-day visit to Burundi, he said that the aid was to improve food production to reduce malnutrition.

Mr Piebalgs visited the central market of Bujumbura to see the huge damage caused by a recent fire outbreak.

EU is considering the release of five million Euro to help rebuild the market, which served as employment for about 5,000 people.
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