September 27, 2022
On September 26, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) signed a grant agreement with the Royal Government of Bhutan in Thimphu, to provide grant aid of up to 2.994 billion yen for the Project for the Construction of Royal Centre for Infectious Diseases.
The objective of the project is to realize the proper diagnosis and treatment of serious infectious diseases, prevent the spread of infection effectively, and develop human resources with knowledge of infectious disease control. It will do so through the construction of a state-of-the-art “Royal Centre for Infectious Diseases” (RCID) and the provision of medical equipment in Thimphu, thereby contributing to the strengthening of infectious disease control in Bhutan. This project will also contribute to the achievement of SDGs Goal 3 (Good health and well-being).
Details for the project are provided below.
|Country||Kingdom of Bhutan|
|Project title||The Project for the Construction of Royal Centre for Infectious Diseases|
|Planned implementation period||48 months, including detailed design work and the bidding period
①Construction of the facility is expected to be completed in 36 months.
②The maintenance contract for medical equipment will last for 1 year after delivery of the equipment.
|Executing agency||Ministry of Health|
|Target region, facilities||Thimphu|
|Specific project details (provisional)||①Facility construction/equipment procurement
Wards, outpatient department, diagnosis department, training department, administration department
Equipment required for infectious disease diagnosis and treatment
Detailed design work, bidding assistance, construction/procurement supervision, technical assistance for operation and maintenance of the facility and medical equipment to prevent healthcare-acquired infection (as guidance in managing the facilities)