The local Combined Group Contracting Company has submitted the low bid of KD84.9m ($305m) for the contract to expand Kuwait’s Al-Amiri hospital.

Kuwait’s Health Ministry received bids from 10 contractors in December for the main construction package on the hospital renovation project.

The local United Construction Company submitted the second lowest price of KD98.1m. This was followed by a KD99.7m bid from the local Bayan National Trading Company.  The local Ahmadiah Contracting & Trading Company submitted the fourth lowest price of KD103.8m.

The proposed extension to the Al-Amiri hospital will consist of a tower with up to 10 storeys, a basement level and a four-storey podium. The development will cover a total area of about 90,000 square metres and will contain 65 speciality clinics, a physiotherapy department, laboratories, a radiology department and a pharmacy. The extension will increase the capacity of the existing hospital by 360 beds.

The project is part of the Health Ministry’s plans to expand nine existing hospitals in Kuwait. In September last year, the ministry received bids for the contract to expand the existing Al-Razi hospital.

The Al-Razi hospital expansion project will add an additional 192 beds to the capacity of the existing facility (MEED 9:9:11).