First Phase of Africa CDC HQ Completed

Nov 27 , 2021


The first phase of construction of the African Centre for Disease Control (CDC) headquarters located in the African Village in Nifas Silk Lafto District has been completed with a 20 million dollar investment. Construction of the headquarters, which is being erected on a 90,000sqm plot of land, began at the end of last year. The project is expected to cost a total of 100 million dollars upon completion of the second stage. When completed, the headquarters will host an emergency operation centre, data centre, training centres, offices, and expatriate apartments, among other amenities. The construction project is being carried out with the support of the Chinese government.


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