U.S. government to build $1.7bn Kuwaiti military hospital

The US government has announced that it is to build a $1.7bn Kuwait Armed Forces Hospital.

The Defence Security Cooperation Agency (DSCA) has said the US Army Corps of Engineers will provide project management, engineering, planning, design, acquisition, contract administration, construction management and other technical services for construction of facilities and infrastructure for the hospital.

The project will include medical and non-medical aspects, IT equipment, a new central utilities plant, site utilities and improvements, plus new roads and parking facilities.

There will also be an enclosed pedestrian circulation connector for the complex to the existing armed forces hospital.

The facility will provide healthcare services for members of the Kuwait services among other beneficiaries. 

The scope of work is similar to other facilities built in the past by the US Army in other Middle Eastern countries.

The DSCA is the branch of the United States Department of Defense that provides financial and technical assistance.

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