Paraguay welcomes IMF’s US$250 million grant for health and social programs

RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - The International Monetary Fund's (IMF) support to Paraguay is part of the Special Drawing Rights (SDR) amounting to US$650 billion to all member countries and approved by the IMF's Board of Governors.

"Vice Minister of Economy Iván Haas welcomed the IMF Board of Governors' approval of some US$250 million to finance the Economic Consolidation and Social Containment Bill, intended to guarantee health, social programs and support for workers and companies," the Ministry of Finance said in a statement published on its website.

The general allocation of SDRs will come into force . . .

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