$62 Million Hospital to be Built in Guatemala

The Guatemalan Institute of Social Security will build a new hospital in Quetzaltenango in November.

Friday, February 20, 2009

Prensalibre.com publishes: "Alone, the plans had a cost of $1 million USD, detailed the congressperson [Armando Paniagua], who added that, for the construction, Q350 millions ($43 million) are designated and the remainder is for equipment."

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