Assem El-Gazzar, Minister of Housing, Utilities, and Urban Communities, visits Cleveland Clinic in the US to follow up latest technologies used in designing international hospitals in order to apply these technologies in establishing and operating hospitals in the New Administrative Capital (NAC), Invest-Gate reports.

Khaled Abbas, Deputy Minister of Housing for National Projects, Mohamed Essam El-Din Ramadan, Assistant Minister and Supervisor of the Minister’s Office, and Abdel-Khaleq Ibrahim, Assistant to the Minister of Housing for Technical Affairs, accompanied the minister during his visit.

El-Gazzar notes that the ministry has a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to establish, operate and manage a world-class hospital in the NAC, in partnership between the New Urban Communities Authority (NUCA) and an Egyptian global alliance that includes three major companies.

The new hospital has a capacity of 300 beds, including 100 intensive care beds, 200 single beds, 10 operating rooms, in addition to techniques for performing surgical operations using robots, two cardiac catheterization labs, and a comprehensive program for oncology treatment.

El-Gazzar points out that establishing such a hospital falls in line with the country’s efforts to provide all the main services at the highest level, which aims to put Egypt at the forefront of countries in the fields of health care in the MENA region.

The minister elaborates that the ministry has offered a land plot of seven acres near the Central Business District (CBD) in the NAC. Furthermore, Alameda Group will operate and manage the hospital once completed.

The Ministry of Housing, represented in NUCA, in collaboration with the China State Construction Engineering Corporation (CSCEC), will undertake the construction process, while Alameda Healthcare Group will manage and operate the hospital for 49 years, subject to renewal.

The hospital will be owned to the ministry, represented in NUCA, and the coalition responsible for constructing and managing the hospital will set international medical standards and medical management criterion.