The Ministry of Health (MoH) has warned residents near the Princess Margaret Hospital (PMH) in Goodwill and well as clients of the institution that they will likely experience an increase in noise, dust and disruption as an administrative building on the site of the new National Hospital is now under construction.
The administrative building is located on the eastern end of the PMH and will serve as the work space for the HUNAN Construction Engineering Group Corporation of the People’s Republic of China throughout the life of the project. HUNAN is the contractor of the project.
“Work on the administrative building is expected to last until November, 2016,” a statement from the MoH said on Tuesday. “As a result, residents near the hospital as well as clients of the hospital will likely experience an increase in noise, disruptions and dust due to the construction. Therefore, all are asked to be cautious when using that section of the grounds. This is the first building to be erected on the PMH site following the ground breaking ceremony for the New National Hospital on August 08, 2016.”
The US$40 million New National Hospital is a grant from the Government of the People’s Republic of China. It is being constructed on the present site of the PMH.
The governments of Dominica and the People’s Republic of China formally established diplomatic relations in March 2004.