COVID-19: Abu Dhabi fund pledges AED 1 billion to support companies

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The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD) has pledged AED 1 billion to support national companies during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Concessionary loans will be provided to firms operating in vital sectors like healthcare, food security and manufacturing.

The initiative will also benefit businesses that are directly affected by the economic disruptions triggered by the pandemic.

The loans will be offered until the end of 2020.

“By pledging an AED 1 billion allocation for concessionary loans to national companies through 2020, we ensure that businesses in key industry sectors can access the support they need to recover from the current crisis, continue operations, and bolster the national economy during this time,” said Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Director General of ADFD.

“The health of our national companies is a crucial driver of our long-term growth, resilience and development,” he added.

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