New York Stock Exchange-listed Hill International has secured a contract to provide project management services, during the design, procurement, and implementation stages of a healthcare project in Egypt’s capital city of Cairo.
The contract was awarded for the $318.5m Kasr Al-Ainy Hospitals Development project for Cairo University, and involves the renovation of all existing Kasr Al-Ainy hospital buildings and facilities, in addition to building any additional facility buildings if required.
The hospital is in downtown Cairo at the university’s Faculty of Medicine campus. The facility currently comprises 3,200 beds.In a statement, Hill International said that the project aims at transforming the hospital into a facility organised by specialist departments, and to increase the hospital’s capacity by around 300%.
The project will allow Kasr Al-Ainy to serve more patients at a lower cost, while also improving educational and training capabilities for students and staff.According to officials at the university, the hospital receives approximately 7.3 million patients annually, and performs around 2.2 million X-rays, 80,000 CT scans, and 45,000 ultrasounds every year.
Commenting on the contract win, vice president for North Africa at Hill International, Waleed Abdel Fattah, said: “Our team will bring Hill’s healthcare best practices from the region and around the world to help ensure the vision for Kasr Al-Ainy is realized safely, on time, and within budget.”
Meanwhile, CEO of Hill International, Raouf Ghali, said: “Our company continues to see megaprojects in healthcare and other sectors break ground after long periods of negotiation and coordination among various stakeholders.”Ghali added that he expects to see “similar progress on other healthcare projects across North Africa and the Middle East to continue for the foreseeable future”.
In September, this year, Hill International was awarded a contract to provide project management, design review, and implementation supervision services for the New Administrative Capital City and 6th of October City Monorail project, representing the two lines of the $4.5bn Cairo Monorail Project in Egypt.
Source: Construction Week Online
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