Project ID: 23467

Chinese Government provides $6 million grant for the construction of the China-Uganda Friendship Hospital in Naguru (linked to Project ID#12177)

Commitment amount

$ 7941420.062000001

Constant 2017 USD

Summary

Funding agency [Type]

Unspecified Chinese Government Institution [Government Agency]

Recipient

Uganda

Sector

Health (Code: 120)

Flow type

Grant

Concessional

Yes

Category

Intent

Development (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Commercial

Development

Representational

Mixed

Financial Flow Classification

ODA-like (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Official Development Assistance

Other Official Flows

Vague (Official Finance)

Flows categorized based on OECD-DAC guidelines

Project lifecycle

Status

Completion (The next section lists the possible statuses.)

Pledge

Commitment

Implementation

Completion

Suspended

Cancelled

Milestones

Commitment year

2008

Implementation

2009

2009-08-01

Planned start

2009-09-23

Actual start

Completion

2012

2012-01-06

Actual

Description

On October 3, 2008, China's ambassador to Uganda, Sun Heping, announced that the Chinese Government would build a hospital and malaria treatment/prevention center called the China-Uganda Friendship Hospital in Naguru (CUFH-N) with a grant of $6 million. The purpose of the project was to (a) provide health services to the residents of Nakawa Division, Kampala Metropolitan Area; and (b) decongest Mulago National Referral Hospital, the only general public hospital serving an estimated 3 million inhabitants of the Kampala Metropolitan Area. It involved the construction of a two-storey hospital with a bed capacity of 100, the construction of staff houses, and the supply and installation of medical equipment including a CT-scan. China National Complete Plant Import and Export Corporation (COMPLANT) was the contractor responsible for project implementation. Kampala Capital City Authority (KCCA) donated the 5 acre site where the hospital was built. The Government of Uganda also contributed an estimated $2 million in tax waivers on construction materials used to build the hospital, landscaping, road access and licensing fees. The 5772.8-square-meter hospital was slated to begin construction in August 2009. The groundbreaking ceremony was held on September 23, 2009. Construction was completed in November 2011. The handover ceremony was held on January 6, 2012 In June 2012, Jing Yanhui, an official from the Chinese embassy in Uganda, announced that a malaria treatment and prevention center would be added on to the hospital in the near future.

Additional details

The Chinese project title is 乌干达医院项目.

Number of official sources

17

Number of unofficial sources

11

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Details

Cofinanced

No

Receiving agencies [Type]

Government of Uganda [Government Agency]

Implementing agencies [Type]

China National Complete Plant Import & Export Corporation Group (COMPLANT) [State-owned Company]; Kampala Capital City Authority [Government Agency]