Seoul National University wins O&M contract for Kuwait's Jahra Hospital

Hospital among eight buildings that are constructed within the $1.2bn Jahra Medical City megaproject that covers 72.4ha area

The hospital is spread across an area spanning 44ha.
The hospital is spread across an area spanning 44ha.

Kuwait’s minister of health, Sheikh Dr Basel Al-Sabah has revealed that Seoul National University has won a bid to operate the newly-built 44ha 15-storey Jahra Hospital, located within the $1.2bn (KWD365m) Jahra Medical City.

During a cabinet meeting, South Korea’s Seoul National University was picked for the operation and management (O&M) contract, beating a number of international institutions that had submitted the bids, Kuwait’s state-held news agency, Kuna reported.

Al-Sabah said that the best and the most comprehensive offer was submitted by Seoul National University.

One of the largest healthcare development projects in the Middle East, Jahra Medical City comprises eight building, the 15-storey hospital being among them.

The 1,234-bed hospital is home to dental facility with 115 treatment rooms, and a regional administration building, Kuna reported. 

The medical city’s public car park and staff car park can together accommodate 5,000 cars and features two emergency shelters, each for 300 people.

Kuwait-headquartered architecture, engineering, design, and planning practice Pace has provided architectural design, programme management, construction management, and construction supervision for the healthcare megaproject, accordiing to information published on its website. 

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