Neom, Saudi Arabia’s revolutionary $500-billion city, has appointed Burj Al Shifa Medical Complex to design, construct and operate a new health and wellness center.
This high-tech and sustainable primary healthcare center, known as the Neom Community Advanced Health Center, will offer health and wellbeing services to local residents and is scheduled to open during the first half of 2021. Burj Al Shifa Medical Complex will then operate and maintain the center for three years, with a potential extension of 18 months.
Commenting on the appointment, Dr Maliha Hashmi, Executive Director of Neom’s Health and Wellbeing Sector, said: “We are pleased to be working with Burj Al Shifa Medical Complex to deliver a best-in-class international standard of healthcare at Neom.
“Their ability to draw on the global experience of International SOS as well as the capabilities of Al Rushaid Construction Company, an Al Rushaid Group company and one of the largest construction companies in Saudi Arabia, to deliver the construction phase of the project, supports Neom’s ambition to be a world leader in health and wellbeing,” she stated.
Rasheed A Al Rushaid, Vice Chairman and President of Al Rushaid Group, explained: “Our commitment to Saudi Arabia’s 2030 Vision and our dedication to improving the quality of healthcare and wellbeing in the Kingdom has paved the way for Al Rushaid Group to be a natural partner to Neom.
“At its peak, the NEOM Community Advanced Health Center will serve a population of approximately 2,000 over the course of the three-year project,”
“Neom invest in people and choose to implement the latest and most advanced technologies. This, combined with an alliance with the global leader in providing healthcare services in remote areas, our partner International SOS, is positioning us through our subsidiary, Burj Al Shifa Medical Complex, to support Neom in building the most challenging and exciting project of the next decades and contribute to realizing the vision of HRH Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman,” he stated.
He explained that a few of Al Rushaid Group’s subsidiaries are involved in this enterprise too, and are committed to providing their best efforts to achieve Neom’s vision.
Scheduled to open during the first half of 2021
“We’re proud to be selected by Neom and honored by the trust they’re putting in us; we shall draw our strength from the four decades of achievements and gained experience to accomplish Neom’s entire satisfaction,” he said.
General Manager of International SOS-Al Rushaid, Joerg Buenzel, commented: “We share Neom’s desire and aspiration to develop state-of-the-art health and wellbeing services using the latest technologies to support its community. It is a real privilege to have been invited by Neom to work on this incredibly important and fascinating project in the Kingdom.
“At its peak, the NEOM Community Advanced Health Center will serve a population of approximately 2,000 over the course of the three-year project,” he concluded.