Project ID: 32627

Chinese Government grants $4.5 million USD for Lusaka General Hospital Construction Project (Linked to #40727)

Commitment amount

$ 5866717.563999999

Constant 2017 USD

Summary

Funding agency [Type]

Unspecified Chinese Government Institution [Government Agency]

Recipient

Zambia

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

Estimated.

2009

Completion

2011

2011-07-30

Actual

Description

According to the 2009 and 2010 editions of the Government of Zambia’s Development Cooperation Reports, in 2009, the Chinese government disbursed $4.5 million USD of grant funding for the Lusaka General Hospital Construction Project. The hospital is also known as the China-Zambia Friendship Hospital or Levy Mwanawasa University Teaching Hospital. China Jiangsu International Economic and Technical Cooperation was the contractor responsible for project implementation. Construction started on October 29, 2009 and ended on July 30, 2011. A project completion ceremony was held in Lusaka on August 8, 2011. This project involved the construction of a hospital with 159 beds and CT, X-ray, and surgery units. Lusaka General Hospital rests on 1.84 hectare of land along Great East road in Lusaka. It has floor space of approximately 7,472 square meters. By 2013, the hospital was reportedly treating 2,600 patients and delivering 260 babies each month, on average. Of its 455 staff, eleven were Chinese and all were from Henan province. They included five surgeons, two radiologists, a gynecologist, anesthetist, a nurse, and interpreter.In 2016, the Chinese Government provided an additional grant worth RMB 400 million for expanding the same hospital (project #40727).

Additional details

The Chinese project title is 卢萨卡综合医院项目.

Number of official sources

11

Number of unofficial sources

6

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Details

Cofinanced

No

Receiving agencies [Type]

Government of Zambia [Government Agency]

Implementing agencies [Type]

China Jiangsu International Economic and Technical Cooperation Company [State-owned Company]