Mozambique: Mozambican company with Chinese capital builds new Maputo hospital

16 October 2008

Maputo, Mozambique, 16 Oct – Mozambican and Chinese owned company Cybersonic Construction Limitada will build a new hospital in Matola, on the outskirts of Maputo at a total investment of US$9.5 million, US$7.5 of which for construction.

The new hospital will have 400 beds, employ 400 people, of which 30 doctors and 150 nurses, and is expected to be concluded in 2010.

The OPEC fund has provided US$5 million for the project, the Arab Bank for Economic Development in Africa (BADEA) has granted US$4 million for the project and the Mozambican government is providing US$500,000.

The Mozambican Health Minister, Ivo Garrido said at the foundation stone ceremony for the hospital that took place this week, that “the new hospital is the biggest to be built in Maputo province since independence in 1975,” (macauhub)