Cambodian deputy PM visits construction site of China-funded medical building


Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Yim Chhay Ly (front L) (File photo: VCG)

Cambodian Deputy Prime Minister Yim Chhay Ly on Tuesday visited the construction site of a new building at the Cambodia-China Friendship Preah Kossamak Hospital here.

The 11-storey building is being constructed by the China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC) under the Chinese grant aid of about 82 million U.S. dollars, Chhay Ly said, adding that work on the project began in October 2018 and is due to be finished in February 2022.

"This is a huge achievement in Cambodia's health sector," the deputy prime minister said. "The building will be equipped with high-tech medical equipment, and I believe that Cambodian patients will greatly benefit from this project."

Wang Qinji, deputy general manager of the CSCEC's overseas development division, said the project has gone smoothly so far, and three out of the 11-floor building have already been constructed.

"We will do our best to finish the whole project on schedule," Wang said.

Tan Sokun, director of the Cambodia-China Friendship Preah Kossamak Hospital, said the building will have 400 beds.

"In percentage, it's estimated that about 30 percent of the project is completed," he said.