Plan for $16m hospital in quake-hit Muzaffarabad

ABU DHABI — The Government of UAE has finalised a plan to construct a $16 million state-of-the-art hospital in earthquake-ravaged Muzaffarabad on a war-footing.

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Published: Fri 21 Oct 2005, 12:25 PM

Last updated: Mon 17 Apr 2023, 8:34 AM

Ali Mohammed Al Shamsi, the Ambassador of the UAE, visited Muzaffarabad on Wednesday and selected three suitable sites for the establishment of the hospital, out of which one site would be finally selected within a day or two by Pakistani Prime Minister Shaukat Aziz, and president and prime minister of Pakistan-administered Kashmir.

The construction work is likely to start as early as next month, as the UAE government wanted to carry out its relief activities on a war-footing without wasting any time.

The four-storeyed hospital building would be constructed on 16,000 sq. metres. The engineering blue-print and designing would be done in Abu Dhabi, and by next week, the drawings would be sent to Muzaffarabad to kick-start the project.

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