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Oman announces plans to build $1.24bn medical city

November 2019

Oman’s health ministry has announced plans to build the sultanate’s first medical city over a sprawling 5-million-sq-m area in the Barka region.

The project, being developed at a cost of RO479 million ($1.24 billion), is yet another initiative under the country’s Tanfeedh programme for economic expansion, which aims to diversify its economy which is reliant on oil and gas revenue, reported the Times of Oman.

The country’s ambitious healthcare project, the medical city is being built in four phases, stated the report. The first two phases will focus on commercial operations, private medical facilities, and residential projects, while the other phases will be allocated for government use, it added.  

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