KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait— Hill International, a global leader in construction management and construction claims services, announced that it would provide project and construction management services to two hospitals being built in Kuwait. A three-year contact was signed and the value of the project is estimated at $13.1 million.
The projects will construct two 300-bed secondary care hospitals, the buildings will not only accommodate patients, but also staff and parking facilities as well. One hospital will be located in Al Ahmadi and the other will located in Al Jahra.
The projects were established by Health Assurance Hospitals Company (Dhaman) as a public-private partnership in response to a need for secondary care facilities. Mohammed Al Rais, regional president in the Middle East for Hill International, will manage the partnership.
Al Rais has nearly 30 years of experience in project management and development. He earned a Bachelor of Science in city and regional planning from the University of Engineering and Technology in Pakistan and a Master in Science in project management from the University of Reading in the United Kingdom.
“We look forward to helping Dhaman deliver these important hospital projects,” said Al Rais in a statement.
Since there is such a strong need for secondary care facilities in Kuwait, these hospitals are being built in response to Kuwait’s National Healthcare Expansion Plan. The plan is designed to cater to the growing population of Kuwait, a population that is expected to increase drastically in the next two years.
“We understand the importance of timely delivery for these types of health care facilities and we are confident that our team will meet or exceed all expectations,” said Al Rais in a statement.