Roha Medical Centre, a US investors-owned company, is to construct a state-of-the-art hospital in Addis Ababa with an investment capital of 300 million dollars.
Prime Minister Abiy Ahmed (PhD) has laid a cornerstone for the hospital that will be built at Adwa Park Meda, situated near the Bole International Airport.
The construction of the hospital is expected to finalize within five years and it is expected to create job opportunities for over 7,500 people.
"Advancing healthcare for citizens is a critical priority. The Roha Medical Centre megaproject construction launch this morning demonstrates a commitment to this priority," Prime Minister Abiy tweeted. "With 5 hospitals of more than 1,200 beds, when completed the medical centre will enable Ethiopia to become a medical tourism hotspot as well.
Roha Medical Centre is one of the subsidiaries of Roha Group, which has previously constructed Juniper Glass Industries and owner of Raxio Ethiopia, a company that recently launched the construction of a data centre inside ICT park.
The major shareholder of Ethio Lease, the first privately owned lease company in Ethiopia, African Asset Finance Company is also one of the wings of Roha Group.
"We want to promote health tourism and save forex currently spent by citizens to get medical services abroad," said Brooks Washington, CEO of Roha.