Bahrain's Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs, and Urban Planning has invited tenders for the construction of infrastructure for the King Abdullah Bin AbdulAziz Medical City, a major healthcare project coming up in the south of the kingdom.
The giant medical city project is being funded through a SR1 billion ($267 million) grant from the late Saudi King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud and will be built on a one-million-sq-m plot donated by His Majesty King Hamad at Durrat Al Bahrain.
The development will be completed in multiple phases, said the ministry in a statement.
Under the $260-million first phase, a 288-bed hospital supported by on-site staff housing and other communal facilities will be developed, followed by the setting up of medical clinics, medical services building, specialized research centers in the prevailing diseases in the GCC region, including cancer, diabetes, and obesity in the next phase.
A financing contract worth BD16.5 million ($43.5 million) has already been signed between Bahrain government and the Saudi Development Fund for the project.
The scope of work includes the main 66 kV power station, a sewage treatment plant, water collection tanks besides sewerage, irrigation, and stormwater drainage networks. It also involves the internal and external roads networks, lighting, telecommunication network and aesthetic works, said the statement from the ministry.
Since the project has a major Saudi funding, the tenders will open to both Saudi and Bahraini contractors.
TradeArabia News Service