Vietnam-France financial protocol on supplying equipment for Can Tho hospital inked

Thursday, 2014-01-16 13:56:17
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At the signing ceremony (Source: VNA)
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Nhan Dan Online – The second financial protocol between the Governments of France and Vietnam on supplying equipment for Can Tho city’s hospital was signed in Hanoi on January 15 by Minister of Planning and Investment Bui Quang Vinh and French Ambassador to Vietnam Jean-Noel Poirier.

France will grant EUR19.5 million through the French Ministry for Economy and Finance’s Reserve Fund for Emerging Markets to provide medical equipment, for installation and for the training of staff at Can Tho city’s newly-built hospital.

The 500-bed hospital, which has been built on a 9,000 square metre area with a total investment of VND853 billion, will become a model for hospitals in the Mekong Delta region. The hospital’s equipment is worth over EUR22 million, including EUR19.5 million of French Government’s official development assistance and EUR2.5 million of the city’s capital.

The first protocol was inked in Paris, during Prime Minister Nguyen Tan Dung’s official visit to France on September 25, 2013, by French Minister of Foreign Trade Nicole Bricq and Minister Vinh with the witness of PM Dung and his French counterpart Jean - Marc Ayrault.