|The Cần Thơ Department of Health has signed up a consortium of five contractors for the construction of an oncology hospital with 500 beds. —VNA/VNS Photo Thanh Sang|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The Cần Thơ Department of Health yesterday signed package No.1 for the construction of a 500-bed oncology hospital with a joint venture comprising three foreign and two Vietnamese companies.
The five are Magyar Építő Zrt and VMD Kórházi Technológiai Zrt of Hungary, Azusa Sekkei Co.Ltd of Japan, and Bạch Đằng Construction Corporation and Consultant and Inspection Joint Stock Company of Construction Technology and Equipment.
The deal is for design, supply and installation of equipment, technologies and construction of buildings.
The hospital is expected to cost nearly VNĐ1.8 trillion (US$80 million), with VNĐ1.4 trillion coming from Hungarian official development assistance and the rest being brought in by the city.
Construction of the 40,000sq.m hospital on Nguyễn Văn Cừ Street is expected to begin in September.
According to the department, the hospital will have advanced equipment for the treatment of cancers and its tariffs will be appropriate for the economic status of people living in the Mekong Delta.
Attached would be a centre for research and training in oncology, the department added. — VNS