Kuwait’s Ministry of Health has extended the tender closing date for the KD275m ($910m) contract to build the New Jahra Hospital in Kuwait.

MEED had earlier reported that the deadline for submitting bids for the project was 14 July, but the deadline has now been extended to 28 July, according to Kuwait’s Central Tender’s Committee website.

The package includes the construction, furnishing, and operational maintenance of a 1,157-bed hospital and related facilities. The hospital will be constructed on a 214,785-square-metre plot of land adjacent to the existing Jahra hospital, by the intersection of Bisher bin Abi Awanah Road and Marshed al-Shamree Street in Al-Qasr in the Jahra governorate of Kuwait.

In total, more than 435,000 sq m of new facilities are to be built, including an emergency unit, out-patient care, maternity and neonatal care, and diagnostic facilities, as well as a dental clinic and an administration building.

The project also entails the construction of a multi-storey carpark for 3,000 vehicles.

The following eight companies have been prequalified to bid for the contract:

  • Ahmadiah Contracting & Trading Company
  • Alghanim International General Trading & Contracting Company
  • Al-Hani Construction and Trading Company
  • Bayan National Trading Company
  • Burhan International Construction Company
  • Combined Group Contracting Company
  • Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC)
  • Mohammed Abdul Mohsin al-Kharafi & Sons Company for General Trading, Contracting & Industrial Facilities
  • Mushrif Trading and Contracting Company

In June, a joint venture of Metallurgical Corporation of China Limited and the local Al-Tawbad General Trading and Contracting Company submitted a low bid of $184m for a contract to build the Infectious Diseases Hospital in the Al-Asimah governorate in Kuwait.

Kuwait’s Health Ministry is planning to build eight new hospitals in Kuwait City to improve the provision of public health services in the country. The new hospitals will add 5,000 beds to the current capacity of the state’s hospitals.