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Bac Lieu (VNA) – A ceremony was held in Bac Lieu city in the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu to start construction of Bac Lieu-Sai Gon General Hospital which is estimated to cost nearly 1.37 trillion VND (60.3 million USD).

According to Truong Thien Niem, Chairwoman of the Board of Directors of the Bac Lieu-Sai Gon General Hospital JSC, the investor of the project, said that the hospital covers 38,000 square metres in Ward 1 of Bac Lieu city.

The 10-storey hospital with 400 beds, is expected to become operational in late 2020.

In the first phase, the project has investment of over 992 billion VND, and the capital for the second phase is more than 376 billion VND.

It will be equipped with the most modern medical equipment. It is hoped to give better medical services to local people and train medical staff for Bac Lieu and neighbouring provinces.

Addressing the event, Vuong Phuong Nam, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Bac Lieu province, said that the project is in the province’s list of projects calling for investment.

With the hope of improving the quality of medical checks-up and treatment, Bac Lieu has paid much attention to luring investment in health care sector, he said, adding that along with health care system in localities, the province has only 12 medical establishments, resulting in overload in provincial hospitals.

Nam requested the investor to ensure the project’s quality and progress, while pledging that the provincial administration and departments will create optimal conditions for the implementation of the project.-VNA