|The HCM City-based Military Hospital No 175 under the Ministry of Defence started construction on a new building last Saturday in HCM City. — Photo sggp.org.vn
HCM CITY (VNS) — The HCM City-based Military Hospital No 175 under the Ministry of Defence started construction on a new building last Saturday in HCM City.
The 171,200sq.m construction with 1,000 beds will be designed and built by the ministry's Corporation 319. It has total investment capital of VND2.5 trillion (US$112 million), taken from the ministry's budget.
The project includes a main building and subdivision buildings. The main building will have a 5-storey foundation and three nine-storey towers connected by corridors.
The new building will have modern facilities together with high-quality human resources. It will be a reliable hospital for soldiers and people in the Southern area.
The construction is expected to be completed by 2018.
At the groundbreaking ceremony, Tran Don, Deputy Defence Minister, asked the investor and contractor to ensure progress of the project, safety at work and construction quality.
"We will do our best to make the hospital become a formal and prestigious military medical institution that provides the best possible healthcare for soldiers and military officers as well as civilians", said Major General Nguyen Hong Son, director of the hospital.
The hospital also started to build the orthopaedic institute with 500 beds in June last year.
The two buildings will turn the hospital into a 1,500-bed high-tech medical complex that meets the national standards of a special-ranked hospital. — VNS