New Calmette hospital project reached 92.02 percent completion

PHNOM PENH: As of the morning of April 27, 2022, more than 92.02 percent of the construction of Calmette Hospital’s new building, which is set to be inaugurated soon, had been completed.

During the inspection and evaluation of the Calmette Hospital construction process on April 27, 2022, H.E. Mam Bunheng, Minister of Health, stated that the construction of this new building is a major development in the health sector and that it will transform Calmette Hospital into a more modern and well-qualified hospital.

He went on to say that the building will be used to provide health care services to people as well as staff to senior management, and that it will compete with other countries and neighboring countries that are already at the international standard.

The new building, with a total area of more than 42,000 square meters and an investment of approximately 40 million US dollars, was opened for construction on March 18, 2018. The structure has 12 floors and a capacity of 328 beds.


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Cambodia to receives more than $ 20 million through Mekong-Lan Chang Special Fund

Phnom Penh: H.E. Prak Sokhon, Cambodia’s Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs, claimed that Cambodia has benefited from 67 projects worth more than $20 million through the Mekong-Lanchang Cooperation Special Fund to eliminate poverty and support other activities.

In a message for Mekong-Lanchang Cooperation Week 2022, H.E Prak Sokhon said that the Mekong-Lanchang countries’ close cooperation and solidarity over the past six years has allowed the momentum of development, economic growth, complementary, people-to-people and cultural ties to be an important element in building a more open community environmentally, sustainably, peaceful and prosperous together.

Mekong-Lanchang countries recognize that our development needs will have an influence on natural resources, so we will work together to ensure that water resources are managed sustainably and that floods, droughts, storms, and other extreme weather events are managed effectively.

H.E Prak Sokhon was also pleased to see the Mekong-Lanchang collaboration expanded various sub-Mekong organizations, particularly ECMEC and the Greater Mekong Subregion, in promoting sub-regional and regional exchanges, as well as ASEAN community building initiatives

Through the Mekong-Lancang Cooperation Special Fund, Cambodia has benefited from 67 projects totaling more than $20 million in support of a variety of development cooperation initiatives, he stated. Rural poverty reduction, water resources, agriculture, air connectivity, education, cultural heritage preservation, and women’s empowerment are all important topics.

In light of the COVID-19 outbreak and the world health crisis, he went on to praise China’s dedication to establishing the Mekong-Lanchang Public Health Community and its leadership role in supplying medical supplies. Millions of doses of COVID-19 medical supplies and vaccinations arrive on time for Mekong countries, particularly Cambodia, contributing to the success of the national vaccination campaign, which resulted in a 92 percent immunization rate and the reopening of the country.These accomplishments demonstrate the Mekong-Lancheng Cooperation Framework’s usefulness and relevance.

While Cambodia is hosting ASEAN this year, he stressed that the Mekong-Lanchang Cooperation Mechanism will continue to contribute to a strong development component to ensure that ASEAN remains alive in the sense of a community with a shared destiny.





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