US Contractor signs $343.3 million deal with Kuwait to construct new Amiri Hospital Tower.

New Al Amiri Hospital
Kuwait’s Ministry of Health has signed a contract with the US-based Integrated Service Company (ISCO) for the construction of the Amiri Hospital Tower at a cost of $343.3m.
 The scope of the contract covers the construction, maintenance and provision of medical equipment on the tower project. Dr. Mohammad Al-Haifi, minister of health, said during the signing ceremony on Sunday that the aim of the project is to improve health services in the country for all.
 The tower is part of a broader expansion programme, with a further main contract already awarded to the Associated Construction Company (ASCO). Samir Al-Asfour, undersecretary at the ministry, said that the implementation period for the tower project, is three years.“The project envisages building seven operation rooms in the old hospital, a tunnel and a bridge linking the two hospitals,” he told the Kuwait News Agency (KUNA), adding that the new tower hospital will have a number of wards with a capacity of 460 beds – doubling the total bed capacity.
Al-Asfour noted that a consortium was formed between the local and foreign contractors to ensure solidarity and ease approvals by the tenders committee, Audit Bureau, and legislative departments.The undersecretary further highlighted that the tower will consist of three underground floors one ground floor and 12 upper floors, including a helicopter landing area.

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