China hands over hospital to PNG
File photo taken on May 31, 2022 shows the China-aided provincial hospital in Enga, Papua New Guinea (PNG). (Guangdong Foreign Construction Co./Handout via Xinhua)
The newly China-aided provincial hospital has been handed over to the government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) in Enga. It aims to provide improved medical services for local people. PNG Prime Minister James Marape thanks the Chinese government for its support for the high-quality project, saying the PNG government is willing to deepen cooperation with China in all areas.
SYDNEY, June 21 (Xinhua) -- China handed over the newly built provincial hospital in Enga to the government of Papua New Guinea (PNG) on Monday, which will help improve medical services for local people.
Addressing the handover ceremony in the Engan capital of Wabag, PNG Prime Minister James Marape thanked the Chinese government for its support for the high-quality project, saying that the PNG government is willing to deepen cooperation with China in all areas.
Enga Province Governor Peter Ipatas said it was a dream for the people of Enga and the country to have a medical center with advanced technologies, and thanks to China's help, the dream came true.
Calling the project the latest outcome of bilateral cooperation in the health sector, Chinese Ambassador to PNG Zeng Fanhua said both China and PNG are developing countries, bilateral cooperation demonstrates friendship as well as mutual support and trust, and China is ready to continue providing assistance to PNG's social and economic development.