Macau (MNA) – The Secretary for Transport and Public Works Raimundo Arrais do Rosário said on Thursday that the public tender for the construction of three buildings, including the main hospital, of the future Islands District Medical Complex in Cotai first phase will be announced next week.
The new health complex includes seven buildings – six building in the first phase of development and one on the second – of which only the Nursing College has already started construction works, and with the foundations of the remaining six having already been completed.
According to the Secretary, next week more information will be provided on the public tender for the construction works of the health complex main hospital, logistics and administration buildings, with the current 2019 Policy Address indicating the works are to be initiated next year.
No information on the remaining three buildings was provided by the Secretary, who only indicated today that of the four remaining health complex buildings, the workers residence building had the lowest priority since its purpose depended on the conclusion of the remaining buildings.
A MOP609 million (US$75.6 million) contract was granted to a consortium including China Civil Engineering Construction Company (Macau) and Companhia de Construção e Obras de Engenharia Tong Lei, Limitada to build the future Kiang Wu Nursing College of Macau (KWNC).
Meanwhile, a MOP4.53 million contract was granted to the Macau Laboratory of Civil Engineering (LECM) for quality control of the institute’s construction, with a MOP3.49 million contract being awarded to the Institute for the Development and Quality, Macau (IDQ) to provide quality control of electromechanical installations.
The plan for the Nursing School comprises a 16-storey building in addition to three underground floors, occupying some 3,000 square metres, with constructions to be concluded by September 2019.
During the 2019 Policy Address with Secretary for Social Affairs and Culture Alexis Tam, legislator Jose Pereira Coutinho stated that local health professionals questioned why a nursing college that would serve a private institution, the Kiang Wu private hospital, was being included in the health complex project.
The Islands District Medical Complex has been under planning since 2009, with the whole complex to occupy more than 350,000 square meters of construction area, about 1,100 beds and specialized facilities in Nuclear Medicine, Radiotherapy Center and Transplant Center.
The design plan for the complex was created by a company owned by Executive Council member Eddie Wong Yue Kai, after a MOP235 million contract initially granted in 2013.
Last year the Secretary had indicated that about MOP2 billion had been provided for the health complex development.