|Construction on Bạc Liêu–Sài Gòn General Hospital began on June 24. — VNA/VNS Huỳnh Sử|
BẠC LIÊU — The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Bạc Liêu has started construction on the Bạc Liêu – Sài Gòn General Hospital, a VNĐ1.37 trillion (US$60 trillion) project which is expected to reduce patient overcrowding at local medical facilities.
Speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony last Sunday, Vương Phương Nam, the deputy chairman of the province’s People’s Committee, said the province has local hospitals, healthcare facilities and 12 other medical establishments facing patient overload.
Covering an area of nearly 38,000sq.m in Bạc Liêu City’s Ward 1, the Bạc Liêu - Sài Gòn General Hospital will have a total of 10 floors and 400 beds, with modern medical equipment.
The construction project is divided into two phases and will be completed by 2020.
More than VNĐ992 billion ($43.5 million) will be invested in the first phase and the second phase VNĐ376 billion ($16.5 million).
The project’s investor, Bạc Liêu – Sài Gòn General Hospital Joint Stock Company, must ensure the quality and progress of the project, and the provincial administration and departments should create optimal conditions for implementation, Nam said. — VNS