KSA health minister inks $260m three tower deal
Three healthcare projects to be built by Al-Fawzan Contracting Company
Saudi’s health minister Dr Abdullah Al-Rabeeah yesterday signed contracts to build three medical tower projects totalling $260m.
Al-Fawzan Contracting Company was awarded all three contracts, which will be built at King Saud Medical City, Prince Salman Hospital, and Al-Iman General Hospital.
The contracts are the latest in a slew of projects funded by the Saudi Ministry of Health which include the 500-bed Prince Muhammad Hospital, Riyadh; Imam Abdul Rahman bin Faisal Hospital, Al-Quwaieya General Hospital and a number of others.
Al-Rabeeah said Saudi Arabia had committed well over $1bn to new hospital and healthcare projects throughout the kingdom over the next 12 months.
He said that a number of these projects will be operational within the next few months, including a 300-bed hospital innorth Riyadh; a 200-bed mental health hospital, Al-Kharj; 150-bed Houta Sudair Hospital and 50-bed Rowaida Al-Areedh Hospital.
“We have plans to build as many as 256 primary health care center projects in four phases. The ministry has already completed implementation of two phases,” he said.