The estimated cost of the project of Medical City in Riyadh, to be built on 1.2 million sq m, amounts to SR1.3 billion ($346.6 million)-Decofair
Published 2018-02-05 09:41:12
A medical city for rehabilitation and treatment, which will be built in Riyadh according to an agreement signed between Saudi Arabia and Jordan, will have more than 1,100 beds, Khaled Al-Jawhar, who signed the agreement on behalf of the Saudi side.
Al-Jawhar said the idea came
about because of the high demand on medical services, especially in the field
of physical disabilities, in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member states.
The estimated cost of the project, to be built on 1.2 million square meters, amounts to SR1.3 billion ($346.6 million).
“Large numbers of GCC citizens have been spending millions in pursuit of these kinds of medical services in foreign countries, hence the need for this distinguished project, which will include specialized centers for scientific research on this kind of treatment in foreign countries”, he said.
“The project is expected to generate more than 3,000 jobs and serve more than 170,000 patients a year. It will include three hospitals, equipped with the latest technologies in the medical field, with a capacity of more than 1,100 beds, in addition to a compound of hotels that will provide patients and their escorts with proper accommodation,” said Al-Jawhar, adding that the project is in line with Vision 2030.
According to a statement sent to Arab News, the complex will comprise a 600-bed hospital specialized in treatment and therapy of physical disabilities, a 250-bed public health hospital, and a 250-bed hospital for health care and convalescing patients.
It will also include a hotel with 120 beds and 12 suites, 223 tourist villas, 152 hotel villas, 448 furnished apartments distributed among 56 buildings, a commercial mall, recreation and gym centers, gardens and mosques.
A medical faculty specialized in rehabilitation therapy will also be established in the compound, in addition to water-treatment and electricity-generation stations.
Source: Arab News