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Bahrain to build major medical city

January 2015

A MULTI-MILLION-DOLLAR medical city is set to be built in Bahrain’s Southern Governorate.

The King Abdullah Medical City project, paid for through a SR1-billion ($266.3 million) grant from the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, will be built on a one-million-sq-m plot of land that His Majesty King Hamad has donated for the purpose.

It will be run by the Arabian Gulf University (AGU), whose president Dr Khalid bin Abdulrahman Al Ohali signed an agreement last month with Saud Consult president Faisal bin Tariq Al Shawaf to carry out its design.

The city will have 264 beds, four centres of excellence and research, a college of medicine and student dormitories, as well as accommodation for doctors. In preparation for the opening of the medical city, AGU has established a medical centre near Salmaniya Medical Complex.

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