CANADIAN INVESTORS IN ZAMBIA TO DISCUSS CONSTRUCTION OF HOSPITALS

LUSAKA– A delegation from the Canadian Commercial Corporation is in Zambia to discuss with the government the modalities for the construction of one or more hospitals at a cost of 150 million US dollars each.

Acting President Inonge Wina said here this week that support forthe country’s health system is key as the sector is fundamental to development.

Speaking when the delegation paid a courtesy call on her here Tuesday, Wina called on the delegation to also explore the various investment opportunities in other sectors.

She added that the Zambian government is grateful to the Canadian government for helping Zambia, especially in the campaign against child marriages.

Canadian Commercial Corporation Director for Business Development and Sales for Africa and Europe Donald Olsen said the Canadian and Zambian governments would soon sign a contract for the construction and financing of one hospital or more, depending on the requirement of the Zambian government.

Olsen said the Canadian Commercial Corporation is hoping to finalize discussions with the Ministry of Health on the financing package, which will be on a commercial basis. The two governments signed a Memorandum of Understanding in October, 2017 for the construction of a hospital at a location to be agreed upon.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK