Salalah Medical City to Start Construction in Q1 2014
Construction work of the $1 billion-International Medical City (IMC) in Salalah, which is going to be the region's first transplant and rehabilitation center, is expected to start early next year.
May 27, 2013
The mega project, which is coming up in an area of 87,000 square meters of land, will have three major clusters, a healthcare complex, healthcare resort and education complex, to be developed in three phases. And within the healthcare complex, there will be a 530-bed multi-specialty hospital and three centers of excellence.
Apex Medical Group, a subsidiary of Saudi-based Al Joaib Group (promoter of the medical city), and GE are currently working on the preliminary design and field studies. GE, which recently announced its landmark partnership with Apex Medical Group, will help the Saudi group in design; provide right technologies, healthcare equipment, solutions as well as best processes.
Nabil Habayeb, GE’s President and Chief Executive Officer for the Middle East, North Africa and Turkey said, “We are working them to provide the right solutions, products, layouts and processes, which are needed to ensure that you have the latest technology in healthcare service to attract the people.” Habayeb also noted that the city also needs electricity, clean water, waste water and lighting. “This is what we provide because we are in power generation, water treatment, and waste water treatment. We also have lighting and appliances division.” Hayaeb said that the company has generated total revenue of $9.1 billion in 2012, which include $500 million from Oman.
The first phase of the medical city, which is mainly the healthcare complex, will be opened in 2016, and subsequent two phases in 2018 and 2020, respectively.
GE, which has a diverse array of advanced technologies in the energy, power, water, aviation and healthcare sectors, is also looking at bagging the contract for turbine engines for the proposed IPPs in Salalah, Duqm and Musandam.
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