Construction of 111 new hospitals to begin August 17-Gov’t

Minister of Finance Ken Ofori-Atta has announced that the government and the project team working on the construction of the 111 new hospitals have completed phase 1 of the project.

According to him, pre-contract works have now been completed for 88 sites for the district hospitals.

He said the government expects to commence Phase 2 (construction works) will begin three weeks from now, from August 17, 2021.

”Mr. Speaker, Government has engaged over twenty local consulting firms through a Lead Project Consultant to provide Architectural/Engineering Designs and Project Management support towards the execution of this all-important project. As is typical with such sizeable infrastructure/construction assignments, Agenda 111 will be implemented in two phases;

Phase 1 involves the engagement of relevant consultants, survey and inspection of the proposed sites, feasibility studies, geotechnical studies, concept drawing, preparation of detailed drawings, BOQ’s, specifications, Contract Documents, processing of the necessary permits and documentation and others.”

This transformational project, now dubbed Agenda 111 will require that Government constructs:

● 101 standard district hospitals with accommodation for doctors and nurses
● 6 new regional hospitals in the 6 new regions
● 1 regional hospital for the Western Region
● Rehabilitation of Effia-Nkwanta Hospital in the Western region
● Constructing 2 new psychiatric hospitals
● Construction of a new Accra Psychiatric hospital

He said: ”The objective is to use a local team comprising of Ghanaian consultants, project managers and construction firms. It is envisaged that upon the successful completion of the Agenda 111 Project, Ghanaians across the country will experience a marked improvement in access to health care and productivity.’

By: Rainbowradioonline.com

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