Ground breaking for official start of construction of the new national hospital took place yesterday
Ground breaking for official start of construction of the new national hospital took place yesterday.
Dominica will have a new national hospital within two and a half years, thanks to the generosity of the People’s Republic of China.
It is being funded by the Peoples Republic of China, at the projected cost of US $40 Million, and is being built at the existing location of the existing Princess Margaret Hospital in Goodwill.
The guests of Honor at the ceremony included President Charles Savarin and First Lady Clara Savarin, former President Eluid Williams and Mrs Williams, wife of former president Dr Nicholas Liverpool, Mrs Verna Liverpool, Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit, Chinese Ambassador Li Jiangning, Government ministers and members of the diplomatic corps.
The highlight of the ceremony was the turning of the soil at the Lindo Park by Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit; Minister for Health and the Environment, Dr Kenneth Darroux; Chinese Ambassador, Li Jiangning, and Manager of Hunan Construction Engineering Group Corporation’s Overseas Department, Xie Gaohong.
The project will reportedly be executed in seven (7) phases, and is expected to take two and a half years or thirty months for completion.
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