The Cambodia-China Friendship Preah Kossamak Hospital, built with aid from China, was inaugurated on March 21. Cambodian Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen and Chinese Ambassador to Cambodia Wang Wentian attended the launch ceremony.
Hun Sen said the Cambodia-China Friendship Preah Kossamak Hospital is another important outcome of the two countries' friendly cooperation, a new highlight of the co-building of the Belt and Road Initiative, and a testimony to the China-Cambodia comprehensive strategic partnership and friendship.
Hun Sen sincerely thanked the Chinese government and people. He said the medical building aided by China will bring new vitality to the hospital, which has a history of over 60 years, and make it becomes one of the largest and most advanced hospitals in the country, providing better medical services for the people of Phnom Penh and the whole country.
Hun Sen visited the newly established traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) department and expressed his warm welcome and heartfelt thanks to the 12 TCM experts who came to help fight against the pandemic. He also fully affirmed the important role played by TCM in the anti-pandemic fight.
The Cambodia-China Friendship Preah Kossamak Hospital was jointly inaugurated by Hun Sen and Chinese Premier Li Keqiang when he visited Cambodia in 2018. Construction on the project began in October 2018 and was completed in December 2021.
The newly-built medical building has a floor area of 33,000 square meters with 400 beds, including outpatient and emergency departments, a medical laboratory, medical and surgical wards and related ancillary facilities.
The hospital was designed with the concept of low-energy consumption but high quality, ensuring natural ventilation throughout the hospital with the installation of atriums, corridors, and louvers.
The hospital uses solar power and other green technology to reduce energy dependence and cut operation and maintenance costs.