Five year contract will see construction risk management firm work on healthcare projects
Hill International, the construction risk management firm, announced that it had received two contracts from the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health worth $34m for a number of major healthcare projects across the Kingdom.
Over the course of the design and construction of two medical cities and ten hospitals located around the country, Hill International will be required to provide project management services over five years.
“Construction of these 12 projects is critically important for the people of Saudi Arabia,” said Raouf S Ghali, president of Hill’s Project Management Group (International).
Hill’s two contracts are part of the Saudi Arabian Ministry of Health plan to implement a professional process for the project and construction management services to effectively and efficiently manage time, cost and quality of their capital construction program.
The ministry is also looking to quickly provide improved health services for the Kingdom’s regional population. Hill International’s record of delivering high-visibility projects in a fast and accurate manner prompted the ministry to appoint them to this expansion program.
The King Faisal Medical City in the southern province (Abha) will have a 1,350-bed capacity. The Prince Mohammed bin Abdulaziz Medical City in the northern province (Al Jouf) will have 1,000 beds.
Both medical cities will incorporate housing and other facilities for medical staff in addition to their hospital facilities. The ten hospitals will add an additional 2,600 beds with locations throughout the Kingdom.
All of these medical projects are part of the Kingdom’s efforts to improve healthcare services for its rapidly growing population, which is expected to rise from the current 26 million to 29 million by 2015.