Authorities from Nicaragua and Saudi Arabia signed a loan agreement with which a hospital center will be built.

With the arrival of a delegation from Saudi Arabia to Nicaragua, cooperative relations between both nations are consolidated.

The Government of the Republic of Nicaragua, together with a representative of the Saudi Forum for Development, consolidated their bilateral cooperation with the signing of a loan for the construction of a departmental hospital center in the Latin American nation.

“This project aims to build the hospital with an area of up to 25 thousand square meters to serve various areas and a capacity of more than 300 medical beds. The investment in the hospital includes clinics specialized in surgery, comprehensive immunization of children, training of medical personnel, rehabilitation and emergency departments, in addition to providing various comprehensive health care services,” stated the Executive Director of the Saudi Fund for Development, Sultan Abdulrahman Al-Marshad.

During the signing of the agreement, the high representative of Saudi Arabia assured that in this way “we support social and economic growth through job creation. This is an important step towards achieving one of the sustainable development goals for good health and well-being.”

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“The people of Saudi Arabia and Nicaragua have had a very close relationship despite the distance. This operation brings our relationship much closer. We want to thank you for your work over the last 3 months to make this effective,” highlighted the head of the Ministry of Finance and Public Credit of Nicaragua, Ivan Acosta.

In that sense, Acosta emphasized that “this project of the Carlos Centeno Departmental Hospital, in Las Minas, is a strategic investment for public health, which is a high priority for the Government of President Daniel Ortega and Vice president Rosario Murillo, for the Frente Sandinista of National Liberation and the Government of Reconciliation and National Unity.”

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In addition, he added that the construction of the departmental hospital will provide care to about 5% of Nicaraguan citizens in that region. “The municipalities of Rosita, Bonanza, Mulukukú, Paiwas and the surrounding rural regions will be served, which are very important for the agricultural sector and the mining sector,” the official explained.

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The doctor, Martha Reyes, Minister of Health of Nicaragua who was also present at the consolidation of the agreement with the Saudi Fund for Development, expressed: “Our Government is developing a project for the Northern Caribbean Coast where a hospital is already being built and now, we are going to have this project that will respond to the population of the Northern Caribbean Coast in the Silais part of Las Minas, which is one of the most remote areas.”

“This hospital will be able to respond to the specialties of pediatrics, gynecology-obstetrics, surgery and internal medicine,” Reyes specified.