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GIANT MIXED-USE PROJECT

An artist’s impression of King Abdullah Medical City.

Bahrain to start work on $1bn medical city in June

MANAMA, December 18, 2016

Bahrain is set to start work on its $1-billion King Abdullah Medical City project in June. The mammoth development, to be operated by Arabian Gulf University, will employ more than 700 medical staff, said a report.

The medical city will be a multiple phased mixed-use development comprising academic and medical facilities, a research centre, on-site accommodation and other communal facilities to create a self-sustained campus.

Under the first phase, a 288-bed hospital supported by on-site staff housing and other communal facilities will be developed followed by the setting up of medical clinics, medical services building, specialised research centres in the prevailing diseases in the GCC region, including cancer, diabetes and obesity in the next phase, reported the BNA.

The completion of the development will see the capacity of the hospital increase to over 500 beds complete with academic school, research facility, medical hotel, rehabilitation hospital, on-site accommodation for both students and staff, it stated.

Tenders have already been invited for land clearing on Bahrain's east coast, where the new medical city will be located, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication

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