New Saudi-Yemeni hospital to be built

Published June 24th, 2001 - 02:00 GMT

New hospital facilities are to be constructed in Sanaa, in a joint Saudi-Yemeni private sector project to be commenced late-June, according to London based Al-Sharq Al-Awsat daily.  


The new project is a joint venture between the Saudi German Hospitals Group (SGH) and the Yemeni Airlines Corporation, 49 percent of which is owned by the Saudi Arabian Airlines Corporation.  


The hospital will be constructed on an 80,000 square meter area in the city’s center, at an estimated cost of $100 million. Services in the 300-bed medical facility are expected to begin this coming September.  


SGH chairman of the board, Sobhi Petrajeh, recently revealed that his group plans to build an additional 30 hospitals throughout the Arab and Muslim world in the future. New medical facilities will be established in Yemen, Ethiopia and Nigeria later this year.  


Petrajeh recently signed a four million dollar contract with the chief executive of the MBC Television in London, Asad Abu Al-Jadayel, for the advertising of the hospital group. Under the contract, the station will air commercials for SGH at prime time hours and during its most popular program “Who Wants to be A Millionaire?” This is the fifth consecutive contract of its kind between MBC and SGH. ― (MENA Report)

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