BIDS have been invited for the construction of a multi-million dollar medical city in Bahrain.
The Arabian Gulf University (AGU) has invited leading construction companies to submit their bids for building the King Abdullah Medical City.
The project, paid for through a $1 billion grant from the late Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, will be built on a one million square metre plot of land donated by His Majesty King Hamad in Durrat Al Bahrain.
The GDN reported on January 5 that the project would be completed in two phases, with the first phase scheduled for completion by the end of next year and will include a hospital with 300 beds and a planned expansion to reach 500 beds.
Once operational the medical city will have a full range of outpatient clinics, in addition to 15 operating rooms and quality support medical services such as advanced laboratories and a pharmacy.
AGU president Dr Khaled Al Ohali said that the selection process for the construction bids will be carried out according to several criteria, most important being previous experiences of companies in terms of the number of projects completed during the last five years, the size of their projects and if they include health industry projects.
“According to the project plan, the first stage of the construction of the medical city will include the hospital, the administration building, the staff accommodation and the parking,” he said in a statement issued yesterday.
The second phase includes a medical school, research centres, a physiotherapy centre, a mosque, a conference centre, a shopping centre and other buildings serving the medical city.
“The King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Medical City will be a medical destination for the people of the Kingdom of Bahrain and the other GCC countries and will be an education lighthouse and an advanced medical centre to provide diagnostic and therapeutic services to citizens of the GCC countries,” added Dr Al Ohali.
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