China-funded medical building in Cambodian capital passes completion inspection

A China-funded medical building at the Preah Kossamak Cambodia-China Friendship Hospital in Phnom Penh, capital of Cambodia, passed the completion inspection on Tuesday, the contractor, China State Construction Engineering said. Corporation Ltd., in a press release.

The 11-story building has 400 beds and is equipped with high-tech medical equipment, the statement said, adding that it is divided into different units, including surgery, outpatient services, emergencies, medical technology, hospitalization and logistics.

Construction work on the project began in October 2018.

The head of the construction project’s technical team, Shi Xiaoguang, said the medical building was developed with a grant from the Chinese government, with the aim of helping improve health services in Cambodia.

“It will become the first hospital in Cambodia with a modern medical concept of low power consumption and high quality,” he said.

“And it will also become a modern public general hospital with the highest level of medical technology in the country and provide Cambodians with a higher level of medical services,” he added.

Shi said the hospital will strengthen the bonds of friendship between the Chinese and Cambodian peoples and also help further promote cooperation between the two countries under the Belt and Road Initiative.

Cambodian Health Minister Mam Bunheng said in June during a site visit that the project was a huge success in the kingdom’s health sector and thanked China for its funding. ECNS.cn

  • Keywords: China-funded medical building, Preah Kossamak hospital

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