President Joao authorises investment for new hospital

Angolan president, Joao Lourenco. Photo: African Media.

JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA (ADV) – Angolan president Joao Lourenco has approved the state’s decision to invest 111 million euros for a new hospital to be built for the Angolan Armed Forces.

Media reports have said the General Pedro Maria Tonha Pedalé Hospital Complex’s specific location has not yet been revealed but is name after historic Angolan fighter and former Angola Defense Minister, General Pedalé.

The new construction is aimed at improving medical care for patients at the level of the public health system.

Government sources explained to the media that the Angolan Armed Forces hospital will be situated in Luanda and contract will be contracted through a simplified procedure and not public tender.

The expenditure of 128.1 million dollars (111.6 million euros) has been authorized for the work of that hospital complex. The work involves the completion of the main building, a training center, parking building with helipad, lodgings and other spaces.

It is also defined that, given the value of the investment envisaged, the competence to practice the acts provided for in the Law on Public Contracts for the realization of this expenditure is delegated by the President to the Minister of State and Head of the Security House of the President of the Republic.

According to the current State Budget, the Angolan Government plans to spend 6.6% of all public spending of the year on health, equivalent to 749,584 million kwanzas (2,100 million euros).

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