Con­struc­ti­on of Wa­ni­ca Hos­pi­tal can com­men­ce

Times of Suriname - - ENGELS -

The con­struc­ti­on of the Wa­ni­ca Hos­pi­tal can com­men­ce be­cau­se the agree­ment bet­ween Chi­na and Su­ri­na­me was in­ked at the Pu­blic Works Mi­ni­stry on Tues­day. “Both par­ties ap­pro­ved of the de­sign and ga­ve gr­een light for calls for ten­der by sig­ning the agree­ment,” said Pu­blic Works Mi­nis­ter Sieg­fried Wolff. Con­struc­ti­on is sche­du­led to com­men­ce within 6 months. It is ex­pec­ted that con­struc­ti­on on the mo­dern hos­pi­tal will be com­ple­te within about 30 months. The fi­nan­cing of the pro­ject is a pre­sent from the Chi­ne­se govern­ment. The am­bas­sa­dor of the Pe­o­p­le’s Re­pu­blic of Chi­na, Zhang Jinxi­ong, poin­ted out that ur­gent talks took pla­ce to ar­ri­ve “at this mo­ment.” The obsta­cles ha­ve been clea­red and the am­bas­sa­dor ho­pes that Chi­na and Su­ri­na­me will suc­ces­sful­ly com­ple­te the pro­ject to­gether. Jinxi­ong poin­ted out that Chi­na will con­ti­nue sup­por­ting Su­ri­na­me in va­rious are­as. For­mer Mi­nis­ter of Fo­reign Af­fairs, Wins­ton Lac­kin, who re­pre­sen­ted the govern­ment poin­ted out that Chi­na is no or­di­na­ry friend of Su­ri­na­me but a re­lia­ble one. The do­na­ti­on is part of the good re­la­ti­ons bet­ween both na­ti­ons for the past 40 ye­ars. An­war Has­sankhan, di­rec­tor of Ar­chi­tec­tu­ral Works at the mi­ni­stry, poin­ted out that Chi­na will as­sign con­trac­tors to Su­ri­na­me. The mo­dern hos­pi­tal will ha­ve all fa­ci­li­ties. “We want to do things much bet­ter this ti­me,” said Has­sankhan. About 150 beds will be at the hos­pi­tal whe­re about 200 doc­tors and nur­ses will be em­ploy­ed. The pre­sen­ce of a hos­pi­tal in the Wa­ni­ca Dis­trict will ha­ve a spin-off ef­fect for the dis­trict and the sur­roun­ding are­as be­cau­se of its stra­te­gic lo­ca­ti­on.

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