Foreign firms win $290 million for two 400-bed hospitals in Iraq

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By Adel Kadhem

Azzaman, November 15, 2012

Iraq is building two hospitals, 400-beds each, and at a cost of  $290, a statement by the Ministry of Health said.

The statement said the ministry has already signed two contracts for the construction of both hospitals, one in the Province of Kirkuk and the other in the Province of Muthana.

The contracts are part of a plan to build 11 such hospitals across the country, the statement added.

A Turkish firm will be building the 400-bed hospital in the Province of Kirkuk at a cost of $145 million, the statement said.

The 400-bed hospital in the Province of Muthana will be built by a German firm at a cost of $145 million.