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Civil Works For $30m New Ba Hospital Begin

early civil works at the new Ba Hospital project site has begun, just a month after the groundbreaking was done by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama. The civil works are worth
16 Sep 2014 08:12
Civil Works For $30m New Ba Hospital Begin
Vani Liganivai

early civil works at the new Ba Hospital project site has begun, just a month after the groundbreaking was done by Prime Minister Voreqe Bainimarama.

The civil works are worth around $2.6 million.

The civil works contract has been awarded to Dayals Quarry Limited and is expected to take eight weeks to complete.

This was confirmed by a Ba Chamber of Commerce executive, Bhavesh Kumar.

Private-public partnership

The $30 million new Ba Hospital project is a private-public partnership between the Ba Chamber of Commerce and Government, an initiative by the Bainimarama Government.

The chamber, in conjunction with the Ba Hospital Projects Committee, will facilitate the planning, design, award of tenders and overall oversight on the successful completion of the construction and fitout works for the hospital.

Once completed in 2016, the running of the hospital will be handed over to the Ministry of Health.

Mr Kumar said construction plans will be going for tender at the end of October with construction proper of the hospital to begin early January.

Facilities and design

The new Ba Hospital will be a 63-bed facility, have all the amenities and operations for a full and modern hospital and will be constructed in Clopcott Street, within the Ba Township.

Staff quarters

Also in the plan is staff/doctors quarters which can be used for visiting medical professionals.

The design of the hospital has been described as the state-of-the-art.

It has been designed by a locally-based architect firm, Design Hut, in conjunction with a New Zealand-based firm, Stephenson & Turner Architects, which has wide experience in designing hospitals up to latest Australian and New Zealand standards.

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