Government has signed a one billion dollar project with Shanghai Construction Group to build the new Central Block at the Port of Spain General Hospital.
The block is being rebuilt due to its aged infrastructure and damage done during last year’s 6.1 magnitude earthquake.
The Office of the Prime Minister says construction of the new block is estimated to take 24 to 30 months to complete.
The new 540-bed facility will include Accident and Emergency services, an operating theatre and recovery room, Intensive Care Unit, High Dependency Unit and ancillary services.
The agreement was signed in a ceremony at the Diplomatic Centre in St. Anns.