Mainland China fund and Macao builder to help develop first private hospital in Cape Verde

Cape Verde’s first private hospital will be built in Praia by Macao’s Chinlumac Corporation Ltd. for healthcare company Figueiredo e Tavares, the Lusa news agency reports.

The deal was struck at last week’s Entrepreneurs Meeting for Economic Cooperation between China and the Portuguese-speaking Countries.

A partner in the development, Emanuel Figueiredo told Lusa the work to build the large private hospital to support the tourism industry would made possible by the support of the China-Portuguese-speaking Countries Cooperation and Development Fund. He said the idea to build the hospital came after Macao businessman David Chow announced he would create a casino-resort on Santa Maria island.

The hospital project will see about 27 million euros (US$30.1 million) invested into a building of four floors with treatment areas for mothers and children, physiotherapy and rehabilitation, emergency and general medicine, surgery and support services.