Construction of $300m Health Centre Set to Begin

Apr 10 , 2021

The construction of a multi-facility healthcare centre near the Gerji area with the capacity of admitting up to 1,100 patients at a time is underway. Senior government officials, including Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD), launched the Roha Medical Campus during a ceremony last Saturday. Promoters of the project plan to raise 300 million dollars to see through its completion when construction is completed in five years. The centre will have five separate hospitals and provide advanced medical and surgical specialties, including organ transplant procedures. Roha Group Inc is a US-based investment firm with an extensive portfolio in Ethiopia. Roha also owns Ethio Lease, an equipment-leasing company, and Raxio Data Centre, which launched construction at the Addis Abeba ICT Park earlier this year.



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