A report prepared by MEED magazine looked at the most prominent projects currently being implemented by the ministries of Health and Public Works in Kuwait. The magazine indicated that the Ministry of Public Works has a huge package of road projects in the country, with about 26 projects totaling $7.6 billion under implementation, but Kuwait’s largest projects are under construction including the construction of the Mubarak Al-Kabeer Port Project and the Jamal Abdel Nasser Road Development Project.

A local Arabic daily quoting the magazine said the Ministry of Health has a set of major projects, foremost of which is the establishment of a new children’s hospital in Al-Sabah Medical District in Shuwaikh.

In March 2016, a local company SSH was awarded a contract to study and design the hospital with a 792 beds capacity in Al-Sabah Specialized Medical District comprising intensive care units for all medical needs and treatment modalities, and that the main contract tender has yet to be floated, according to the latest update from MEED, after design project was completed in July 2019.

The sources indicated that there is also the new Ibn Sina Hospital, which will have 500 beds and complete diagnostic and treatment facilities, but the project has been ‘idle’ since September 2020, and the Ministry of Health plans to build a radiology center in Mubarak Al-Kabeer Hospital at a cost of 16 million dinars. It includes the construction of treatment rooms, a laboratory, and installation of medical equipment, a reception area, an administrative area and parking lots. The main contract was scheduled to be awarded in the third quarter of 2021 and to be completed in 2024.

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