Two New Hospitals with 500 Extra Beds to be Built in Riyadh

Published June 6th, 2018 - 10:56 GMT
Arriyadh Development Authority approved to launch 2 hospiktals with 500 extra beds. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)
Arriyadh Development Authority approved to launch 2 hospiktals with 500 extra beds. (Shutterstock/ File Photo)

Arriyadh Development Authority approved the establishment of projects for the private sector, including two hospitals which will supply 500 more beds.

The Authority’s decision came during a meeting chaired by Prince of Riyadh Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdul Aziz, who is also the Chairman of the Authority.

The private sector plans approved by the Authority included Dallah Medical Services project for the establishment of a 300-bed hospital in al-Ared district, with an area of 45,000 square meters. 

There is also another project for Middle East Medical Company to establish a 200-bed hospital in al-Qirwan district on Prince Turki bin Abdulaziz I Street, with an area of 38,000 square meters. As well as the plan by Gulf Oasis for Rehabilitation to establish a project to serve people with special needs, suffering from autism and Down syndrome, in Qirwan covering 18 thousand square meters.

The meeting “Development of Riyadh”, approved studying the conditions of furnished apartments and other uses on the streets of 30 to 36 meters. It discussed the decision on the improved building system, whereby an additional floor was allowed with 50 percent use for apartments on commercial streets.

The Authority stressed the units must be used for residential purposes, not including the use of furnished apartments and other uses. It ordered the implementation of a number of procedures in this regard, including the decision on the deadline of June 6 for those who have been licensed as furnished apartments or other uses as office, health and educational units.

Prince Faisal bin Bandar pointed out that regulating the authorities of development of regions and cities and the financial and administrative bodies recently approved by the government contribute to the exchange of experience between Arriyadh Development Authority and other bodies in the country.

The regulation ensures the commercial use of the units within the residential neighbourhoods, according to set conditions. This includes the development of an integrated shopping center with various services for the neighbourhood. One entrance and exit, with a ground floor only, including wooded and lighted pedestrian

CEO of Arriyadh Development Authority, Engineer Tarek al-Fares, said that the meeting lauded the government’s approval for Riyadh to be one of the “city data centers in 2030 for the cities of the world”.

Fares pointed out that the World Council on City Data selected Riyadh to be one of the local data centers in 2030 because of the city's position in providing detailed data. This will make Riyadh one of the world's leading cities in the field of city data.

Members of the Authority also adopted a comprehensive plan for al-Sali Valley which aims to enhance the aspects of the area. The plan was designed to encourage the private sector to develop investment opportunities along the 110 km, which include investment opportunities in recreation, culture and the environment.

This article has been adapted from its original source.

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