15:39 | 02/03/2019 Companies
Vietnamese business conglomerate FLC Group Thursday began building a VND3.72 trillion ($159.78 million) international hospital.
|An artist impression of FLC's Thai Binh International General Hospital - Photo courtesy of FLC Group|
The Thai Binh International General Hospital will be the largest in the northern province of the same name, able to accommodate 1,000 inpatients, the group said in a press release.
The hospital will be part of a larger 12 hectare complex including a hotel.
It will first start operations in 2022 with 500 beds.
FLC CEO Huong Tran Kieu Dung said that the hospital will be the first in a chain of large-scale hospitals that the group plans to build in different parts of the country in the coming years.
"We aim to increase our competitiveness in manufacturing and distributing medical products and health services to create a high-quality medical service system that the government has demanded," she said.
Last September, the group received permission to construct a hi-tech medical and pharmaceutical industrial park in the Van Don Economic Zone in Quang Ninh Province, the first such complex in the country.
FLC Group is one of Vietnam’s largest private companies with extensive interests in real estate, agriculture, aviation, and labor exports.