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BSMMU’s Specialised Hospital project well under way: Envoy

  • Diplomatic Correspondent
  • 24 September, 2021 12:00 AM
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BSMMU’s Specialised Hospital project well under way: Envoy

South Korean Ambassador to Bangladesh Lee Jang-keun on Thursday visited the construction site of the new Super Specialized Hospital under Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University (BSMMU).

The project is being funded by South Korea’s concessional loan, Economic Development Cooperation Fund (EDCF), with the total cost of US$ 130,917,000.

The groundbreaking ceremony for the construction held in September 2018 in the presence of Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina is well in progress despite the impact of COVID-19 and is expected to be inaugurated soon, said the Korean Embassy.  South Korean companies, Hyundai Development Company (HDC), Sunjin Engineering and Samsung C&T are involved in the implementation of the project.

The hospital is designed to accommodate a total of 700 beds and 5 specialized centers. It will also be equipped with cutting-edge medical devices and health information system (HIS).  The National Institute of Advanced Nursing Education and Research (NIANER) opened in 2016 with the support of KOICA, a Korea’s grant aid agency.

Ambassador Lee stated, “South Korea continues to commit to improving healthcare service in Bangladesh through various ODA projects so that Bangladesh people can enjoy quality healthcare service and health life.”

Dr. Md. Sharfuddin Ahmed, Vice-Chancellor of BSMMU, Md. Shahadat Hossain, Additional Secretary of the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Md. Zulfiqur Rahman Khan, Chairman and Director of the Project of BSMMU and other staff of Hyundai Development Corporation, Sunjin Engineering and Samsung C&T were present during the visit.