Makiber helps develop Angola with the construction of a new Hospital in Kuito

06/11/2020

The Spanish contractor Makiber (ACS group) has finished the construction of a new hospital, which marks a major social development for the country.

Walter Strangway is the name given to the new Bie Provincial Hospital, recently inaugurated in Kuito (Angola), in homage to the missionary and doctor who for 40 years provided health services to the Angolan population. The Spanish contractor Makiber (ACS group) has finished the construction of this new hospital, which marks a major social development for the country. The project has been backed by the Republic of Angola’s Ministry of Finance and will significantly enhance region’s inhabitants’ life quality, as it improves the provision of health services. 

Located five kilometres south of Kuito, capital of the province of Bie, this new hospital will provide services to approximately 1 million people, from the municipality of Kuito and the surrounding area. The new health centre, inaugurated by the President of the Rep. Joao Lourenço, has more than 200 beds and will have about 500 professionals providing services in almost 20 specialties equipped with cutting-edge technology. A major social development that will reduce risks to Kuito’s patients’ health by avoiding transfers to the neighbour provinces for medical treatments. 


 

“ Kuito Hospital is the 2nd parametric hospital we have carried out in Angola and the 8th since we have worked there, so we are already looking forward to starting a new project in the country. ”

declares Makiber

Societe Generale played a major role financing this key project for Angola acting as mandated lead arranger of a CESCE covered credit.

“ We are proud to support Angola and Makiber in this major social development project that will positively impact the welfare of the inhabitants of the country.   ”

Olga Carretero,
Export Finance Specialist, Societe Generale

Makiber has a clear vocation for building social infrastructures which improve people’s life quality, in respect with Social Development Goals (SDG). Angola is certainly among the best examples of it, being one of the main market for Makiber in Africa.

“ This major project illustrates our strong commitment to our clients and to the healthcare sector to the African continent. The sanitary crisis has reinforced our conviction and priorities for this essential sector. ”

Philippe le Roch,
Head of Export Finance Africa, Societe Generale