WB to provide $255 mn loan for AIDS control project



WB to provide $255 mn loan for AIDS control project
New Delhi: World Bank will provide USD 255 million (Rs 1,499.6 crore) loan to India for National AIDS Control Project to promote safe behaviour among high risk groups.

The closing date of NACP IV is September 30, 2017, the Finance Ministry said in a statement.

An agreement for loan of USD 255 million (equivalent) from World Bank for the `National AIDS Control Project (NACP-IV)` was signed here today between India and the World Bank, it said.

The Ministry said: "The objective of the project is to increase safe behaviours among high risk groups in order to contribute to India`s national goal of reversal of the HIV epidemic by 2017."

The project aims at scaling-up targeted prevention interventions, behaviour change communications and institutional strengthening at the national, state and district levels.

PTI