Saudi fund launches project to expand and equip Guinea hospitals
RIYADH — A delegation of the Saudi Development Fund (SFD) participated in the inauguration of the Donka Hospital Rehabilitation Project in Conakry, Guinea, under the auspices of Colonel Mamadi Doumbuya, Interim President of Guinea.
The project involves constructing new buildings and supplying the hospital with advanced medical equipment. The Foundation will fund the project with a $32 million software development loan.
The SFD delegation was headed by Mohammed bin Adan al-Shamari, Director of African Operations. It was attended by high-ranking Guinean officials, including Acting Prime Minister Bernard Gomu, Minister of Health Mamadou Pate Diallo, Chargé d’Affaires ad interim of the Royal Embassy of Guinea Faraj Al Mabrouk, Director of the Hospital Dr. Mohamed El Sisi, and representatives of the Islamic Development Bank .
In his speech on the occasion, Al-Shammari said the funding for the project stems from the Fund’s role in contributing to the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. The project aims to support Guinea’s health sector. The 631-bed hospital will benefit more than 2.5 million people, he said, and the expansion area of the hospital, he said, is 17,500 square meters, which will improve patient access to health care and contribute to social and economic growth. added that it would lead to a better quality of life.
Dr. Mamadou Pate Diallo, Minister of Health of Guinea, praised Saudi Arabia’s efforts to support Guinea’s development sector through the Fund. Ventures will help combat chronic diseases as modern devices will be used to provide citizens and residents with several medical services and limit the spread of the pandemic.
Since 1977, Saudi Arabia has attached great importance to supporting Guinea’s development sector through projects and programs funded by the SFD. The fund has provided 16 development loans to finance and implement 15 projects and programs covering the areas of transport, energy, education and education. Health and water will bring the total to over $227 million. — Spa
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