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India to build 124-bed hospital in strife-torn South Sudan: Official

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

has decided to build a 124-bed mental hospital in strife-torn under a friendship programme between the two countries, an said today.

The (CPWD), the country's infrastructure building authority, will build the mental hospital at an estimated cost of Rs 120 crore.

An told that the construction work is expected to be completed in two years. A team of the Ministry of External Affairs, CPWD and other departments concerned will visit to inspect the next month, the said.

"The proposed mental hospital, which will have a capacity of 124 beds, will be funded by and executed by CPWD. The hospital is being built under India-Friendship Programme," the official, who did not wish to be named, said.

"It is planned that the material for construction of the hospital will be sent from and local sources of supply in neighbouring countries of South Sudan will also be explored," the official said.

South Sudan gained independence from Sudan in 2011, making it the newest nation in the world. However, a civil war broke out in the infant nation in 2013.

According to official, the CPWD has taken up several infrastructure projects in other countries, including Afghanistan, and

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First Published: Thu, July 12 2018. 18:25 IST