The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has completed the building of a new mobile hospital in the Somali capital, Mogadishu which is one of the country’s largest health projects.
Somalia President Hassan Sheikh Mohamoud, accompanied by Prime Minister Omar Abdirashid inaugurated the hospital named after the former UAE president Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan on Thursday after a ceremony was held in the new building in Mogadishu.
The UAE’s ambassador to Somalia Mohammed Ahmed Osman Al Hammadi, said it would be a specialist hospital to treat several medical issues and able to receive 300 patients at ago.
Somalia President thanked the UAE for the continued support towards the Somali nation and people. He added that the opening of the new hospital will be a major boost on the country’s health sector which was affected by the over two decades of civil war.
In the past few years, UAE has established several humanitarian and development projects in the country. It has also provided military aid to the Federal government and regional administrations.
Published: June 4, 2015