Lubowa hospital project behind schedule - minister

Health minister Jane Aceng has said construction of the International Specialised Hospital at Lubowa is 30 per cent behind schedule.

She, however, told Daily Monitor that she has received assurance from the contractor, Finasi, that it will be completed in time.

“The International Specialised Hospital at Lubowa is on course. The contractor, together with our engineer from the Ministry of Health, have been progressing well on the preliminary works and the preparation on ground and excavation has been done,” Dr Aceng said in an interview recently.

She added: “They are now preparing to start construction. They have shared with us the final designs of the hospital that have been approved and they have mobilised the equipment that they need on ground to begin work.”

Dr Aceng said although the hospital construction is 30 per cent behind schedule, they are optimistic that they shall catch up on the lost time.

“We hope that within the given two-year period, the project will be complete,” she explained.

Asked whether the court issues between Finasi and Roko over the project were resolved and what government stands to lose following the standoff, Dr Aceng said government will only start payments after construction of the hospital is completed and functional.

She, however, told Daily Monitor that she has received assurance from the contractor, Finasi, that it will be completed in time.

“The International Specialised Hospital at Lubowa is on course. The contractor, together with our engineer from the Ministry of Health, have been progressing well on the preliminary works and the preparation on ground and excavation has been done,” Dr Aceng said in an interview recently.

She added: “They are now preparing to start construction. They have shared with us the final designs of the hospital that have been approved and they have mobilised the equipment that they need on ground to begin work.”

Dr Aceng said although the hospital construction is 30 per cent behind schedule, they are optimistic that they shall catch up on the lost time.

“We hope that within the given two-year period, the project will be complete,” she explained.

Asked whether the court issues between Finasi and Roko over the project were resolved and what government stands to lose following the standoff, Dr Aceng said government will only start payments after construction of the hospital is completed and functional.

 

Source: Monitor