The Infrastructure Development Office (GDI) said in a statement Thursday that it expects the construction of three main buildings of the public hospital project in Cotai, officially known as Cotai Health Complex, to get off the ground in the fourth quarter of this year.
Last year, the government said that construction of the three buildings was slated to be completed in 2023.
The Cotai hospital project comprising seven buildings was first announced in 2010 and its construction has been repeatedly delayed. No completion date has been announced recently. 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. Among the seven buildings, only the construction of the nursing college has got off the ground. The government said last year it expected the construction of the nursing college to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2019.
The office unsealed bids submitted by four construction companies for the construction of three buildings of the Cotai hospital project on Wednesday. All bids were accepted. As the four bids involved a large number of documents, the office was unable to complete the bid-unsealing process on Wednesday, and after finally finishing the bid-unsealing process, the office announced some of the information contained in the bids in yesterday’s statement.
The three buildings to be constructed are the integrated hospital building, auxiliary facilities building, and integrated service and administrative building, according to the statement.
According to the statement, the quotations proposed by the four bidders range from 6.80 billion patacas to 8.98 billion patacas.
According to the statement, the construction periods proposed by the four bidders range from 838 working days to 1,074 working days.(Macaunews)