UK government to support financing of a trio of Omani hospitals

IHG to build hospitals in Salalah, Suwaiq and Khasab, backed by $659m worth of support by UKEF

The UK government has said that it will support the financing of a trio of Omani hospital projects, won by International Hospitals Group (IHG), the British firm.

According to a report by the UK-based The Construction Index, IHG has been appointed for the construction of the Salalah, Suwaiq and Khasab hospitals, backed by more than $659.25 million worth of support from UK Export Finance (UKEF).

The three hospitals will provide intensive care, emergency services and specialist baby care. The British government added that the new projects will support jobs in the UK throughout the duration of the build by drawing heavily on the expertise of the UK supply chain, including the supply of specialist knowledge and medical equipment.

The report added that UKEF had provided support to help win the contracts and that it had provided a loan repayable on a commercial basis.

IHG will provide the full design, construction and services package for all three hospitals. Work will also include the construction of an emergency power systems, maintenance facilities, roads and other associated infrastructure, the report concluded.

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