Saudi government official calls to speed up Khamis Mushait Central Hospital project
Posted on 14th February 2019
According to *Constructionweekonline news report, a senior Saudi Arabian government official has called to speed up construction work on the Khamis Mushait Central Hospital project.
Khalid bin Abdul Aziz bin Mushait, governor of Khamis Mushait – a city within Saudi Arabia’s Asir province – said progress on the 300-bed hospital’s construction had yet to meet the demand for healthcare services in the area. Mushait held discussions with representatives from various government departments and institutions, as well as project stakeholders, to speed up the scheme’s implementation.
Khamis Mushait Central Hospital is currently 30% complete, according to an Arabic-language report by Saudi Arabia’s state news agency, SPA.
The governor’s urging comes at a time when the Asir city is experiencing rapid socio-economic growth, with Khamis Mushait’s population in 2019 counted at 387,553, according to World Population Review data. He described the hospital as one of the area’s most important projects of its kind, and according to a separate report by local website Almowaten, added that the facility is particularly significant in light of health service shortages in the locality.
Mushait’s discussions with project contractors reportedly covered problems such as electricity access to the construction site, and Almowaten’s Arabic-language report added that Khamis Mushait Central Hospital’s delivery would likely be completed in 2021.
According to Khamis Mushait Central Hospital’s page on construction listings website ProTenders, building work began on the project in February 2013, but the scheme was shown as being on hold as of January 2019.
Various local Saudi Arabian companies are involved with the project, such as design architect Al Shareq Engineering Consultants Centre; lead, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP), and structural engineer, Al Zaid Engineering Consultants (Zec); and general and MEP contractor, Bin Jarallah Group.
Building materials company Saudi Vetonit Co, also known as Savetco, lists the project in its web portfolio as well.
*News source: https://www.constructionweekon...
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