On July 5, Samsung C&T Trading & Investment group celebrated the completion of the second hospital building of National Diagnostic and Treatment Center in Ulaanbaatar, Mongolia. The ceremony was held successfully with the participation of more than 150 distinguished guests including Khaltmaa Battulga, President of Mongolia; Davaajantsan Sarangerel, Minister of Health of Mongolia; Chung Jae-Nam, Ambassador of Korea to Mongolia; Shin Deok-Yong, Executive Director of the Export-Import Bank of Korea; and Lee Beom-Soon, Team Head of Samsung C&T’s Project Division.
The construction project has been conducted by Samsung C&T after receiving an order from the Ministry of Health of Mongolia. The National Diagnostic and Treatment Center Project began in June 2016, finishing after three years of construction work. This was to establish a state-of-the-art medical equipment and hospital information system by building an additional ward with 103 beds as an extension of the existing second hospital of the National Diagnostic and Treatment Center of Mongolia. It is a meaningful project volume-wise, too, as the project is worth about USD 50 million.
Samsung C&T has displayed its full capabilities in the consortium organized for the project, providing high-tech medical appliances package including 230 kinds of medical equipment and hospital information system and, at the same time, playing the role of the conductor for the project. In addition to performing the construction work at the local site, our company invited government officials and medical staff of Mongolia to Korea to provide them with a systematic medical education on medical system and administrative procedures, among others, at Severance Hospital in Seoul. Such customized education will not be a one-off event and additional education on the operation and management of the high-tech medical facilities is planned for the Mongolian local medical staff in the near future.
In addition to Mongolia, Samsung C&T is endeavoring to reinforce the medical infrastructure throughout the world, including a children’s hospital construction project in Uzbekistan.