Monday, 25 June 2012

Vietnamese hospital in Phnom Penh to be operating by mid-2013

Published by CEN: 24-Jun-12 08:53AM 

PHNOM PENH (Cambodia Herald) - A 500-bed affiliate of Cho Ray hospital in Ho Chi Minh City is expected to be operating in Phnom Penh by June next year, Saigon Giaiphong reported Saturday.

The newspaper said the $42 million project was "of particular importance" among the 34 projects in Cambodia from investors in Ho Chi Minh City which were valued at $198 million.

The report coincided with a ceremony at the Ho Chi Minh City Grand Theatre on Friday to mark the 45th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Cambodia.

People's Committee chairman Le Hoang Quan reportedly said that June 24, 1967 marked the revolutionary struggle of the two countries nurtured by the late president Ho Chi Minh and former king Norodom Sihanuok.

Consul-General Sam Samouth was quoted as saying that Cambodians were deeply grateful for Vietnam's help in escaping from genocide and rebuilding the country.

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