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Tuesday 17 Jun 2003

Aust-Agder County and Arendal Municipality support the UN house

GRID-Arendal received news about yet another kind donation yesterday for the future UN house in Arendal. From 2003 to 2007 GRID-Arendal will receive a yearly donation for the building in Arendal centre. The donation comes from the Aust-Agder County in Norway and is backed up by an unanimious vote from Arendal city council that intents to provide a ten million NoK (about 1,4 million USD) interest free loan. The final decision to provide the loan will be taken in August. The money from Aust-Agder is to be spent on increasing the UN profile in the region.

GRID-Arendal received news about yet another kind donation yesterday for the future GRID house in Arendal. From 2003 to 2007 GRID-Arendal will receive a yearly donation for the building in Arendal centre. The donation comes from the Aust-Agder County in Norway and is backed up by an unanimious vote from Arendal city council that intents to provide a ten million NoK (about 1,4 million USD) interest free loan. The final decision to provide the loan will be taken in August. The money from Aust-Agder is to be spent on increasing the UN profile in the region.

For more information please contact Harald Holt, Deputy Director, GRID-Arendal, +47 37035702, harald.holt@grida.no

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