Dessie January 14/2013 Construction of a zonal hospital launched in Kombolcha Town, South Wollo Zone of Amhara State with 158 million Birr is well in progress, the town administration said.
Town Mayor, Abere Abera told ENA that construction of the hospital will be finalized in the coming Ethiopian year.
Abere said the hospital, which will have 157 beds will give service to residents of the town as well as those living in different woredas of Amhara and Afar States.
He said efforts are underway to complete construction of the hospital due schedule.
The government allocated the budget for construction of the hospital.
Some residents lauded activities of the government to expand health service side by side with the efforts to speed up development in the town.