Egis, a leading engineering and operations company, said it has secured the project management contract for the King Hussein Cancer Centre (KHCC) in Aqaba, Jordan.
A key medical facility for the kingdom, KHCC will be located on a 12,000 sq m plot. The five-floor building consists of a basement, ground floor and three upper floors with a total area of 6,670 sq m and an additional building extension of 300 sq m.
According to Egis, the facility is designed to meet green building standards set by the US Green Building Council (USGBC) and it also aims to achieve Leed Silver certification.
The foundation stone was laid by His Majesty King Abdullah II of Jordan in March this year.
This project will bring advanced oncology and cancer patient care to the southern governorates of Jordan, thus eliminating the need for travel to Amman for cancer treatment. The KHCC in Aqaba is also expected to boost medical tourism in the city, it stated.
In addition to representing KHCC, Egis will oversee crucial aspects of the project, including but not limited to managing the construction and supervision contracts, establishing effective communication channels between all parties, monitoring construction progress, ensuring staff competency, overseeing document control, ensuring timely project execution, and monitoring claims and variation orders.
On the contract win, Alaa AbuSiam, the CEO of Egis in the Middle East & South Asia, said this project represents a significant milestone in improving access to quality cancer care in the Southern Governorates of Jordan.
"We are committed to delivering this project with utmost dedication and professionalism, and we look forward to making a positive impact on the lives of patients in Jordan," said Alaa AbuSiam, the CEO of Egis in the Middle East & South Asia," he stated.
This appointment, he stated, builds upon Egis' track record of success in Jordan, where it has been operating for close to eight years.
Their extensive portfolio includes notable projects such as Ayla Resort in Aqaba, Al Ahliyyah School, Housing Bank for Trade and Finance, and the Arab Mining Company Industrial Development Institute, among others. Egis continues to strengthen its presence across all sectors within the country, he added.-TradeArabia News Service