Costing $3.3 billion, the Liberian government says it is rebuilding the country after a devastating Ebola outbreak.
Liberian President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf announced the funding Thursday.
The total includes $2.5 billion to build the new health facility and $1.2 billion to pay for the salaries of civil servants, civil defence and other government employees, she said.
In Liberia, there have been at least 1,636 confirmed Ebola cases and about 3,200 deaths since March 23, when the outbreak started in West Africa.
Liberia has the world’s third-largest population and the second-highest death rate from the virus, according to WHO data.
In March, Liberia suffered the largest Ebola outbreak in Africa, according the World Health Organization.
More than 1,800 people have died.
The United Nations has estimated that Liberia could lose nearly $2 billion in revenue from the outbreak and its associated healthcare costs if the country is forced to quarantine patients who haven’t yet tested positive for the virus.
On Wednesday, Liberia announced a new national plan to address the epidemic and the financial burden.
Johnson Sirleaf said the plan will include a new government, the new Liberian Civil Defence Force and a new National Emergency Plan, or NEP, to provide protection for communities.