PICTURES: Construction begins on Egypt's $1.1bn medical city in Cairo
Following commencement of operations the Capital Med medical city will create 10,000 to 30,000 employment opportunities
Construction work has commenced on the 46.8ha Capital Med — touted to be the largest intergrated medical city owned by private sector in the Middle East and Africa — with the foundation stone for the healthcare construction project being laid by the Egyptian minister of housing, Assem al-Gazzar, in the North African country’s Badr City.
Capital Med is developed by the Egyptians For Healthcare Services and is located within Cairo.
Speaking at the cornerstone laying ceremony, Gazzar said that the development of Egypt’s New Administrative Capital has left a positive impact on the Capital Med megaproject in Badr City.
Meanwhile, the chairman of Egyptians For Healthcare Services, Dr. Hassan Al-Ạlqlạ said that the as part of the project an integrated medical complex, and the entire project will be constructed with an investment of $1.1bn.
Upon being operational the medical city will create 10,000 to 30,000 job opportunities.
According to the project document released by Egyptians For Healthcare Services, the medical city will be home to the 374-bed Badr University Centre, Central Plant Centre, Ambulatory & Outpatient Center (Doctors’ Plaza), Shopping Mall and Commercial area within Phase 1 of the project. In addition to Rehabilitation, Cosmetic and Wellness Institute; Emergency and Trauma, Precision Medicine, and Transplant Institute; Hotel and Residential area within the Central Command Centre.
Phase 2 of the medical city will involve the construction of Women and Children Institute; Skilled Nursing Housing Institute; Central Plant Centre 2; and Advanced Medical Research and Training Institute.
Meanwhile, Phase 3 of the project will cover the construction of Behavioural & Mental Disorders Institute; Assisted Living Care Institute; Long-term Care Institute; Geriatric Health Care Institute; and area for further expansion in the future.
Dr Al-Alqla added that the project will be completed in three to 10 years.