HCMC – HCMC has proposed that the Government set aside VND21.7 trillion from the socioeconomic recovery and development plan to fund equipment procurement for three hospitals and three infrastructure projects in the next five years.
In the proposal sent to the Ministry of Planning and Investment, the city sought VND4.5 trillion for the purchase of medical equipment for Hoc Mon, Cu Chi and Thu Duc General Hospitals, or VND1.5 trillion for each hospital, news site VnExpress reported.
The city is developing the three hospitals and needs machines to improve the medical checkup and treatment capacity and ease pressure on the existing hospitals, which have been experiencing chronic overloads.
Meanwhile, the three infrastructure projects need more than VND17.2 trillion, including the HCMC-Moc Bai expressway, a project to dredge the Xuyen Tam Canal and another project to upgrade the Hy Vong Canal. The Government should provide VND5.9 trillion, VND9.4 trillion and nearly VND2 trillion, for the three projects, respectively.
They are aimed at reducing traffic congestion and flooding, creating a driving force for the city’s development and contributing to improving the traffic system in the region and connecting with those in other regions.
The city committed to accelerating the progress of these projects to complete them soon, improving the lives of local residents and contributing to the development of the city.