An $82 million multi-specialty center at Calmette Hospital was officially inaugurated on Tuesday.
Speaking at the inauguration, Prime Minister Hun Sen said that $70.3 million was spent on the building and $11.3 million on equipment. The highest number of donors contributed about $3 million, with the lowest donation being $50.
He added that a total of 226 donors contributed $75 million. However, two donors pledged to contribute, but have not yet provided the funds. In addition, the government contributed $30 million.
"To have a clean and modern workplace, we must strengthen our human resources, especially our medical skills, to better serve the health and trust of the people," Hun Sen said.
He added that the construction of Calmette Hospital, which has the ability to provide high-quality medical care, has helped Cambodia to build trust with diplomats, investors, and tourists.
Minister of Health Mam Bunheng said that the new building, which was built with modern equipment imported from Germany and the United States, follows international standards and meets the needs of Cambodia, as well as the expectations of the Cambodian people for public health services in the Kingdom.
"As the latest high-end hospital to provide multidisciplinary services with modern medical technology in line with the evolution of the world, this is what the people of Cambodia have been expecting."
He added, "This is another great achievement beyond the many great achievements that the Ministry of Health and Calmette Hospital have built in the past to achieve the vision of Cambodia Health 2030," he said.