Zimbabwean president launches China-Zimbabwe Friendship Hospital Project Phase II

HARARE (Xinhua) -- Zimbabwean President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Saturday officially launched the newly-constructed Mahusekwa Hospital Phase II in Mashonaland East Province.

Emmerson Mnangagwa

The hospital, also known as China-Zimbabwe Friendship Hospital, was built under a Chinese aid project to provide quality health services in the countryside, where 70 percent of the population resides.

Mahusekwa Hospital Project Phase I was completed and handed over to the Zimbabwean government in 2012.

The Phase II project, with a total area of 5,220 square meters and a floor area of 650 square meters, features a larger courtyard and upgraded facilities in the mortuary, disinfection room and laundry room, among others.

Mnangagwa said the Chinese-built facility bears testimony to a win-win relationship between Zimbabwe and China.

Chinese ambassador to Zimbabwe Guo Shaochun said the modern hospital will provide better health and medical services for the local people.

“We truly hope people in Zimbabwe will live a healthier and happier life. Please allow me again to express my heartfelt thanks to all the constructors who participated in this project,” Guo said.

“It is our sincere hope that the cooperation between our two countries will benefit more people, and we will do our best to build a community with a shared future between China and Zimbabwe,” he added.

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