Chinese ambassador lauds standard of new hospital

Chinese Ambassador LU Kun speaking at the opening of 1st phase of new hospital

Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Dominica, His Excellency LU Kun has said that the quality and structure of the Dominica China Friendship Hospital is very good and solid.

Phase one of the facility was opened last week.

“The quality is high standard,” the Chinese ambassador stated while speaking at the opening ceremony.

He explained that if there is a minor or major earthquake the hospital will not crack.

“It is hurricane proof,” he added. “Two years ago after being hit by Hurricane Maria both [the] Chinese and the Dominican government decided to build a hurricane proof hospital.”

LU Kun said the Chinese government is in full support with Prime Minister Roosevelt Skerrit to build a climate resilient nation, “so we changed the design and we changed all the roofs into concrete roofs.”

He said the windows and doors are also hurricane proof.

LU Kun believes that the relationship between China and Dominica will be much stronger.

Minister for Health, Dr. Kenneth Darroux

Minister for Health and Social Services Dr. Kenneth Darroux described the commissioning of the 1st phase of the hospital as an important milestone in Dominica’s history and stated that in addition to the new Chinese-built facility, Dominica will soon see the commencement of a brand new hospitals at Marigot and Portsmouth.

“Together with the construction of 12 modern climate-proof Health Centres to boost the provision of primary health services across the island,” Darroux indicated. “Simultaneously with this major infrastructural development, we have made significant strides in the quantum and quality of health products being offered here on island in the form of procurement of state-of-the-art equipment and the development of our medical human resource.”

Minister for the Environment, Climate Resilience, Disaster Management and Urban Renewal, Joseph Isaac said the new hospital is yet another promise that has been kept by Prime Minister Skerrit and China.

“What I want now is that you cherish it and not take it for granted,” he advised. “Instead of tearing this country down let us continue to build it up.”

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  1. Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
    September 11, 2019

    ” LU Kun has said that the quality and structure of the Dominica China Friendship Hospital is very good and solid. ”
    LU, I supposed some China-man said the very same thing, using your precise words about the hospital you China men built in Afghanistan some years ago.

    Remember the one you all built that the Government of Afghanistan abandoned before putting it in use; it began falling apart before it was used. One reminder; only Chines from the Peoples Republic of China knows how to Install Air Conditioners to ventilate inside, only your government has a technology which allows you all to install such backwards in buildings! 

    When you all left the Hospital in Afghanistan, you left no architectural drawings, (plans) water leaked everywhere, the wall are so thin, when the wind blows it rips the building apart.

    That is because it is so solid!

    It’s all on the Internet where eyes can see!

    You can’t defend that; if you try you will be known as a liar!

  2. Joseph John
    September 11, 2019

    There is no way those uwp 5th graders can convince anyone that the new hospital is a bad idea. They can pile up all the known negatives , but they cannot stop the hospital. It is a promise fulfilled. It is real. You can see it and touch it.
    What kind of people condemns the building of a new hospital. one that is being built to withstand the ravages of bad weather.
    These unpatriotic people can raise thousands of dollars to pay legal fees, then to help Bahamas re Dorian ( a good job), But shows no appreciation of the assistance that the PRC are giving to Dominica. They are so ungrateful. All they can do is accuse and condemn with all their negativity.

    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      September 12, 2019

      To Joseph John:
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    • Francisco Etienne-Dods Telemaque
      September 12, 2019

      Argyle airport’s opportunity cost | iWitness News C. ben-David.
      As discussed in my last essay, the economic notion of “opportunity cost” — the balance between choosing one alternative over another, in this case, building and maintaining Argyle International Airport (AIA) on the mainland of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), as opposed to spending the same roughly EC$700 million on other projects.

      Point is  Dominica’s $1.5 billion could have built Dominica INt. Airport!

      One billion two hundred thousand dollars is a far cry from EC700,000,000.00 okay!

      Roosevelt ran to China last Election claiming he was going to get money from china to build airport; where is the airport Joseph John?

  3. Gouvelma
    September 11, 2019

    Chinese hail the quality of their five dollars umbrella which melts when rain. So I do not expect them to Say any less about the completed phase of the hospital
    I have never heard a fisherman saying that his fish is stink and rotting. Anyhow i havevn’t got much to say about the Chinese. Please tell me where skerritt has suddenly found so much money that he is ready to construct a new Hospital in Marigot and one in Portsmouth? For five years he could not find a vent to begin one in Marigot in close proximity to the airport. On the eve of an election like he promised with the nter ational airport five years ago he is ready to build two major hospitals and a dozen clinics. Are those clinics like the 10×12 hurricane kites that he has built in the Kalinago Territory? Skerritt a lying tongue is an abomination to God. What are you trying your best to keep a secret so? What is it that you are willing to spend so much money to keep secret from the people? Judgement day is coming. Change!!!!

    • Eddy A
      September 14, 2019

      They have always been about quantity but never quality. I have and I will never understand the philosophy of these people, on one hand they are communists/maoists and on the other hand they are capitalists. Two things that just don’t go together but somehow they manage it. In other words they preach one thing and do exactly the opposite. For that reason, as a business man I don’t want to get involved with that lot, never mind a government having close ties with them! But for the PM of Dominica it’s all the same.

  4. September 11, 2019

    The Chinese Ambassador sounded more like a Candidate for the Roseau North Constituency; no wonder all the DLP political yard fowls on kairi are cackling about “his much-a-do-about-nothing diplomatic speech wait until there is a new administration; Joseph Issac you better watch out boy.

  5. dee
    September 10, 2019

    You people are confusing ”out of Dominica” readers .
    which is fact ”new hospital ” or ”Partly renovated hospital”
    allu man dow even know how to lie properly .
    Darroux , who cut the ribbon of this so called new hospital
    garcon you stay like a big educated joo joo now ,
    a real zierre zierre they have made you .
    what is your value in $ currency , who else can buy you now ?

  6. dissident
    September 10, 2019

    de guy sounding like he making a case that dat section of de hospital is now de best hurricane and earthquake shelter!!

    after 15 hears of voting for a one China policy this is de Chinese vision for us and i see no reason to expect anything better.
    as for de minister of government ……15 years later somebody actually have to pjt words in all you mouth
    whereas our government voting in support oof China 1 policy….de ambassador NEVER mentioned de MOU!


    de individual who signed de deal and de people who co signed with him have LOST ALL CREDIBILITY in my book!

    bunch of lies….both of you!!

  7. Ibo France
    September 10, 2019

    Any improvement to the present hospital is good. But why this big ceremony over an unfinished project. Finish the job then have your extravagant ceremony. This ceremony of this incomplete edifice is strictly political gamesmanship. I have never seen where half a school project or half of any ongoing construction project is so celebrated. Everything Skerrit and his underlings do is carefully planned for maximum political exposure and is strictly intended to shore up their narrow political objectives The people interest is always secondary.

  8. RandyX
    September 10, 2019

    Skerrit, years ago your friends from Venezuela ‘helped’ Dominica with this and that. Now we know they didn’t do it to help but rather in exchange for Bird Island. By the way you never ever consulted the citizens or the opposition on this ‘deal’. Following on from this dictatorial escapade of yours, it has to be said that history is repeating itself once again. What have you given China in exchange for their ‘help’ bearing in mind there is nothing like a free meal? Why are you refusing to show us the MOU you agreed with these people? What have you given away this time? Whatever it is, don’t forget it was not yours to give away in the first place unless it was your personal property. It is clear by now that you do not make a difference between your assets and the assets of the state of DA anymore! Do you seriously believe you will get away with it?? Think again my friend, think again!!

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