China to fund repairs on Beira Central Hospital, Mozambique

1 November 2013

China plans to fund the work to repair Hospital Central da Beira (Beira Central Hospital), in Mozambique’s Sofala province and to build houses for the 12 Chinese doctors that work at health facilities in the city of Maputo, Mozambican news agency AIM reported.

The finance agreements will be signed on the sidelines of the 4th Ministerial Conference of the Forum for Economic and Trade Cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking Countries, known as Forum Macau, due to be held on 5 and 6 November.

AIM said that half of the funding would be a donation and the other half would be a loan.

The Mozambican foreign minister, Oldemiro Baloi is heading the Mozambican delegation that will take part in the meeting, which also includes Industry and Trade Minister, Armando Inroga.

On announcing the Chinese funding and the delegation for the meeting in Macau, Maria Gustava, director for Asia and Oceania of the Foreign Ministry said that Forum Macau would assess the level of execution of the Plan of Action of the previous Forum meeting and adopt another plan of action for 2013-2016.

Forum Macau’s members are China and all the Portuguese-speaking countries with the exception of Sao Tome and Principe, which does not have diplomatic relations with China. (macauhub)