The complex, which will have gymnasiums, pools and an athletics track, will offer preventive health and rehabilitation services. Construction is expected to start in 2011.
Randal Gutiérrez Vargas, from UNA, told newspaper Prensa Libre: "...these facilities will be used by everyone: children, adults, senior citizens, athletes, as well as young adults and teenagers, who need physical development...".
With an $85 million total investment, works at the Heredia Hospital complex are 73% completed.
The six buildings comprising the hospital complex are already built, and they will be equipped between April and May 2010.
"...to the moment we have complied with each of the milestones in the schedule, so it is expected that Edica Ltda, the company in charge of equipping the buildings, could deliver the complex to the Costa Rican Social Insurance Authority by April 2010", said construction chief Robert Sánchez Acuña, in an article in Prensalibre.cr.
The donation will be delivered in three instalments, with the first $7.5 million handed over when the bilateral agreement is signed.
From a press release issued by the Government of Panama:
The governments of Panama and Taiwan signed Monday May 6 an act of donation of the first instalment to build a hospital in Bocas del Toro, which will bring great benefits to the province and the region of Ngabe Bugle.
Costa Rica's state-owned bank "Banco Nacional" put in place a trust to build the critical care area of the Children's Hospital.
Authorities are working on the technical specifications of the new complex, known as "Torre de la Esperanza", and expect to have them ready by June. After this, they will invite companies to bid on designing the blueprints of the facility.
The medical facility will open, during the first half of 2011, two new offices in Tibás and Heredia.
Hospital authorities reported that only in medical equipment they have invested $ 1 million, and that the opening of the center in Heredia is planned for March.
"The medical center expansion will continue in 2011 - due to injection of capital made by Monte Cristo Group (owned by the Durman Esquivel family) when it acquired majority of the shares in September 2010," explained El Financiero.
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