Kuwait signs US$ 928 mn Farwaniya hospital expansion contract

Posted on 5th September 2014

According to news reports by Kuwait News Agency (KUNA),  Kuwait has signed a contract worth an estimated KD265 million (US$928 million) with a leading building contractor for the expansion of the Farwaniya Hospital. The contract between the Health Ministry and Sayyed Hameed Behbehani will include designing, equipping and maintaining of the hospital.

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The hospital features all specialties, including allied medicine and school health services as well as a dentistry building with a total of 130 clinics, physiotherapy and outpatient buildings, in addition to 27 operation theatres and 233 ICU beds, Health Minister Ali Al-Obaidi was quoted as saying in the report.The project is expected to be completed within four years, Al-Obaidi added.The Health Ministry plans to construct eight new hospitals to raise the total bed capacity in the country to around 11,000 by 2016, the report said.Plans include a new hospital expansion in Jahra, expansion of the Amiri and Adan hospitals and a revamp of the Al Razi and Ibn Sina hospitals as well as the construction of the new Jaber Al Ahmed Hospital, according to the report. Back to all Construction News

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