Chinese Government provides grant for China-Chad Friendship Hospital Renovation Project
Funding agency [Type]
China Ministry of Commerce [Government Agency]
Health (Code: 120)
On December 28, 2009, China’s Ambassador to Chad, Yang Guangyu, and Chad’s Minister of Foreign Relations, Moussa Faki Mohammed, signed letters of exchange related to the China-Chad Friendship Hospital Renovation Project. China Ministry of Commerce provided grant funding for this project, but the monetary value of the grant commitment is unknown. The project involved renovation of Freedom Hospital (known locally as L’hôpital de la liberté or L'hôpital de l'amitié Tchad-Chine or 新建医疗队住房项目) in the capital city of N'Djamena, which was constructed in 1996 with financial support from the Chinese Government. More specifically, it involved interior and exterior decorations of the hospital, electrical renovations, updating of the sewage and drainage system, the provision of of medical equipment, and the construction of 14 housing units for Chinese medical team members (see: ''乍得大使杨广玉和乍外长法基签署两国合作协议文件””). China Geo-Engineering Corporation International Ltd. (CGCINT) was the contractor responsible for implementation. It signed a construction contract on December 4, 2010. Then, a groundbreaking ceremony took place on April 29, 2011. During the ceremony, the Freedom Hospital of Chad was renamed China-Chad Friendship Hospital (see: ''援乍自由医院维修项目开工暨医院更名仪式隆重举行''). The project was officially completed and handed over to the Government of Chad on June 21, 2013. The Minister of Health of Chad, Minister of Human Rights of Chad, and Chargé d'Affaires of the Chinese Embassy Qian Jin attended the handover ceremony (see: ''驻乍得使馆临时代办出席中乍友谊医院维修项目交接仪式'').
The Chinese project title is 自由医院改造 or 援乍得自由医院维修项目 or 援乍得自由医院维修和新建 or 名中乍友谊医院 or 中乍友谊医院维修项目. The French project title is L'Hôpital de la liberté or L'hôpital de l'amitié Tchad-Chine or l'Hôpital de l'Amitié sinotchadienne or l’Hôpital de l’Amitié Tchad-Chine (HATC) or Projet réhabilitation de l'hôpital de liberté du Tchad. The Arabic project title is المستشفى الصيني. Chinese medical teams have been stationed at this hospital continuously since 1996.
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Receiving agencies [Type]
Government of Chad [Government Agency]
Implementing agencies [Type]
China Geo-Engineering Corporation (CGC) [State-owned Company]