By Neeraj Gangal
Project extends over a combined site of circa 60 hectares of multiple inter-related components.
The $1bn Bahrain Health Oasis project was launched in the kingdom early this week.
Shaikh Khalifa Bin Salman Al Khalifa, the Prime Minister of the Kingdom of Bahrain launched the project at a Foundation Stone Ceremony on Tuesday 19 May.
The Bahrain Health Oasis concept extends over a combined site of circa 60 hectares of multiple inter-related components and will feature three keystone projects: the Bahrain Health Oasis, The King Hamad General Hospital (KHGH) and the Oasis Private Hospital (OPH).
In support of these core medical education and healthcare components, the Bahrain Health Oasis will also house Clinical Specialist Treatment Centres, a Medical Innovation and Incubation Centre, extensive provisions of offices for medical and healthcare enterprises, a five star resort and four star hotels to include spas as well as a wellness centre, a public promenade including an extensive array of shops and waterfront cafes, serviced apartments with managed care, sports facilities, staff and student accommodation and a high quality public realm and park.
The project is being developed in association with Kuwait Finance House, Bahrain.
Trowers & Hamlins, the international law firm, will advise the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland on the development and financing of a large scale specialist healthcare project in Muharraq, Bahrain.
Abdul Haq Mohammed, Partner at Trowers & Hamlins said: "We are delighted to have worked with two valued clients in bringing this deal to a successful conclusion. This has been a well thought-out process - detailed negotiations commenced at the beginning of 2008. We look forward to working with the project company over the coming years as the development takes shape.
“I believe that the Bahrain Health Oasis is unique, and will draw on RCSI's world-class heritage in the fields of medical education and healthcare delivery and KFH Bahrain's reputation for outstanding development projects."
All these lovely health projects won't be required if the tight-headed MPs of the backward island ban booze forever. They will have an island of perfect health, although probably some people will die of loneliness (no Saudis) and boredom.