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S. Korea to double low-rate loan ceiling to Indonesia over next 5 years

Economy 17:30 November 24, 2021

SEOUL, Nov. 24 (Yonhap) -- South Korea said Wednesday it plans to more than double the ceiling on the country's low-interest rate loans to Indonesia over the next five years in a bid to strengthen bilateral cooperation.

Under the agreement between the two nations, the Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF) will be expanded to US$1.5 billion in 2022-2026 from the existing $600 million set aside for 2016-2021, according to Seoul's finance ministry.

South Korea launched the EDCF program in 1987 in an effort to support economic and social infrastructure projects in developing countries.

The ministry said Indonesia is positioned as one of the key countries in terms of Korea's signature New Southern Policy, and the two countries have deepened cooperation in the green energy, digital and health care sectors.

The government has also picked 22 potential infrastructure projects in Indonesia for its EDCF provision in an effort to help more Korean firms make inroads into the Southeast Asian country.

This undated photo, provided by the Ministry of Economy and Finance, shows the exterior of the ministry building in the administrative city of Sejong, around 120 kilometers south of Seoul. (PHOTO NOT FOR SALE) (Yonhap)


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