Guinea Bissau: China starts construction of military hospital with 200 beds

30 April 2009

Bissau, Guinea Bissau, 30 April – A military hospital with 200 beds started to be built Wednesday in Bissau using Chinese aid in response to a request made by deceased President João Bernardo “Nino” Vieira.

The ceremony to lay the hospital’s first stone, to be built in a former army barracks in the Brá neighbourhood, was attended by interim Guinean President, Raimundo Pereira, by the Prime Minister, Carlso Gomes Júnior, by the Chinese ambassador to Guinea Bissau, Yan Bangua and by other diplomatic representatives.

Work on the hospital has an overall cost of around 67 million yuan and take 16 months.

On the occasion Prime Minister Gomes Júnior noted that China had built the home of the Guienan Parliament (Palácio Colinas de Boé), the Canchungo regional hospital (in the north of the country), the 24 de Setembro National Stadium and is also building the government and justice palaces. (macauhub)