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Private Housing Program of the Oman Housing Bank in Oman

July 26, 2014

Project End:2017 Project Status:Active Project Phase:Approved Project Type:Housing Loans Scope Of Work:The program includes the provision of affordable housing loans to citizens eligible to buy or build housing units in accordance with the principles and rules and lending terms acceptable to the Arab Fund. These include that the amount of each loan should be no more than 90% of the value of the dwelling unit or 60 thousand RO, whichever is less, and that the repayment period should not exceed 25 years. The program aims at contributing to securing adequate and proper housing suitable for low and medium-income citizens, enabling them to improve their living conditions and social status. Latest Events: A loan agreement, and a guarantee agreement, for KD 40 million were signed in Tunisia on the 8th of April 2014 to help finance the Private Housing Program of the Oman Housing Bank in the Sultanate of Oman. The loan agreement, and the guarantee agreement, were signed by H.E. Mr. Darwish bin Ismail bin Ali Al Balushi, Minister of Finance, on behalf of the Government of the Sultanate of Oman. H.E. Mr. Abdlatif Yousef Al Hamad, Director General/Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Arab Fund, signed both agreements on behalf of the Fund. The loan will carry interest at 3% per annum and will be repayable over 22 years with a 4 year grace period. The Oman Housing Bank will be the beneficiary of the loan, and will be responsible for implementing the project, which is expected to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2017. With the signing of this loan, the Arab Fund%s total contribution to financing projects in the Sultanate of Oman now amounts to KD 357.50 million.

Project completion date : 2017-12-31 12:00:00

Major organization : OMAN HOUSING BANK

Address : Grand Matrah Region Commercial Street P.O box 2555 Ruwi Muscat,112

Country :Oman

Financier : Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (Arab Fund),

Financier address : Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (Arab Fund), P.O. Box 21923 SAFAT 13080 Kuwait State of Kuwait, Telephone:(965) 2495 9000 Fax:(965) 249 593 90/91/92 E-Mail:HQ@ARABFUND.ORG

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Source: TendersInfo (India)

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