Supporting Construction and Renovation Works for the Paediatric Hospital Bambino Gesù

Project location: Cambodia, Takeo
Project start date: November 2009 - Project end date: May 2010
Project number: 2009-64
Beneficiary: Ospedale Pediatrico Bambino Gesù - Fondazione Bambino Gesù Onlus

Timeline of the present activity report: From 1st January to 28 February 2010

Works on the construction of the surgery ward were expected to begin in December 2009. In fact, the beginning of the works was delayed a month due a delay by the local Provincial Department of Health that had to seek a new site to place the waste disposal area of the hospital, which was right in the area where the new pavilion should be built.
It was therefore necessary to move the old waste incinerator (with costs borne by OPBG) before they could start building the foundations of the new building.The laying of foundations was completed in late January 2010 and took approximately 20 days. 76 piles, each 3 meters long, and 18 columns were installed. The ground was dug out and leveled and the outer walls of the ground floor were built.
The construction of the perimeter wall and the inner walls of separation, of a thickness of 2 meters and 1 meter, started the first week of February 2010. The floor and the pillars on the first floor were built in reinforced concrete. The ceiling of the first floor was built, which acts as a base for the roof covering, and for the external gutters. The outer walls were covered in brick.
The roof and the interior stairs were subsequently made of reinforced concrete. The interior walls and the ceiling of the ground floor were plastered. The electrical system was installed, along with plugs and switches.
Recently, lining of the interior walls with a layer of plaster has begun.

As for the installation of medical gas, the company Medicom is proceeding as per contract. At the moment the compressor was installed in the technical room.

Despite a late start, the construction of the new department proceeds in line with the deadline established by the contract. It is expected to complete the works by June 10, when the furniture will be installed.

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