The construction of the nursing college building of the public hospital project in Cotai, officially known as Cotai Health Complex, has been completed, the Infrastructure Development Office (GDI) announced on its website on Thursday.
The nursing college, the construction of which started in 2017, is the first and only building completed in the complex.
The Cotai hospital project comprising seven buildings was first announced in 2010 but its design and construction have been repeatedly delayed. Secretary for Transport and Public Works Raimundo do Rosário told reporters in 2016 he was “sure” that the construction of the project would not be completed by 2019 as previously planned by the government.
The government plans to complete the Cotai hospital project in two phases – six buildings in the first phase and one in the second phase.
The office launched a bidding process for the construction of three main buildings of the Cotai hospital project in December last year. According to the office’s website, the office granted a conglomerate consisting of three construction companies the contract for the construction of the three main buildings earlier this month. According to the contract, the conglomerate is required to complete the project in August 2022.
The three main buildings comprise an integrated hospital building, auxiliary facilities building, and integrated service and administrative building.
Also, the office launched a bidding process for the construction of a staff quarters building in May this year, and unsealed bids submitted by 19 construction companies in July. The office has said it will announce the winning bid in due course.
According to the Macau Post Daily, concerning the remaining one building in the first phase and the one building in the second phase, the government has not yet completed their designs.
According to previous local media reports, the Kiang Wu Nursing School, which is now located next to the private Kiang Wu Hospital on the peninsula, will move to the new nursing college building in the Cotai hospital complex next year.