Buildtech to construct maternity hospital in the South Sudan

Long-term Housing New Zealand developer, Buildtech, is raising funds to build a surgical hospital in the South Sudan, having already pulled together the NZ$40,000 to construct a maternity hospital in the town of Tonj.

The firm, which has an Auckland, Christchurch and Napier presence and is on the Housing New Zealand remediation panellist, has the following projects underway with us:

Auckland

  • Two redevelopments in Wordsworth Road, Manurewa
  • One redevelopment in Panama Road, Mount Wellington
  • Hertford Street, Blockhouse Bay, and
  • Farnborough Crescent, Mangere.

Christchurch

  • White and High Streets redevelopment in Rangiora
  • Bard Street in Sommerfield, and
  • Puna Street in Riccarton.

Buildtech is also delivering a transitional housing project in Napier for Housing New Zealand.

The company committed to underwriting the entire construction cost of the South Sudanese maternity hospital, including the other buildings in the wider health campus following this initial project.

For more on this project, for which Buildtech has partnered with the Macleod family in South Sudan, view:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5K3_umdpOC4&feature=youtu.be (external link)

“For such a relatively small investment you can make a big impact" said Israel Cooper, founder and director of Buildtech. "We are delighted to be part of a project to help prevent infant mortality in the south Sudan.”

“We’ll use local labour and also send a team of carpenters to the South Sudan in the New Year. We’re currently procuring materials and finalising the design of the hospital and I’ll be going over myself in 2018.”

If you would like to contribute to the second stage of this project, which is for the construction of a surgical hospital, you can do so via the fundraising page set-up here: https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/southsudanward (external link) ...

South Sudan Hospital design

South Sudan Hospital design

South Sudan Hospital design

South Sudan Hospital design

South Sudan kids of Tonj

Kids of Tonj

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