Bahrain hospital project on track
Manama, November 5, 2013
The necessary infrastructure at the American International Specialised Hospital at Al Areen is almost complete and will be finished within the stipulated period, according to an Al Areen Holding Company board member.
The hospital is a strategic partnership between Al Areen Holding Company and Avenue Ventures, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
"The initial work at the hospital site is close to completion, thanks to the support from investors," Mohammed Al Hassan said.
This was reflective of the management's strategy to attract foreign and domestic investments, he said.
"The hospital is one of unique projects in the health sector of the region," he added.
Spread over 25,000 sqm, the hospital is strategically located within the Al Areen development project and is surrounded by major attractions like the Bahrain International Circuit and Al Areen Wildlife Park in addition to close proximity to hotels and other recreational facilities.
"The hospital will be a major step forward in Bahrain's medical health services," said Al Hassan.
With regard to infrastructure development of the project, he said that all electrical work is in place and ready for use and there will be no issues in the future regarding electricity connections delays.
US Ambassador Thomas Krajeski visited the project site and was briefed on its development.
"The completion of this project within its time frame reflects a major achievement within the medical service sector and will help bolster the confidence of investors from all over the world to reach out and invest in Bahrain," Avenue Ventures senior executive vice-president Robert Sweeney said.
American surgeons Dr Bryan Perry and Dr Khawar Saddiqi, from Beverly Hills and Cedars Sinai in Los Angeles, are providing the necessary consultation to Ventures Avenue regarding the start-up and operation of the hospital.
"The $12 million hospital consists of special health care units with two royal wards, two luxury wards and 10 private rooms," Sweeney said.
"The hospital will specialise in cosmetic and laser treatments and will also provide specialist treatments in urology, obstetrics and gynaecology, including IVF fertilisation.
"A wellness centre and state-of-the-art operating rooms will be available," Sweeney added.
"The project will play an important role in the economy and will create 1,000 jobs.
"It will also be an excellent learning platform for young graduates and professionals as a result of transfer of US expertise," he said.-TradeArabia News Service