New teaching hospital to be built in Kota Samarahan, Sarawak

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Kuala Lumpur, 18 March 2021 – Universiti Malaysia Sarawak’s (Unimas) Medicine and Health Science Faculty (FMHS) will build its own teaching hospital in Kota Samarahan. The letter of acceptance (SST) of the construction project has been presented to the contractor by Senior Minister (Infrastructure Cluster), Datuk Seri Fadillah Yusof.

The 300-bed-capacity teaching hospital is scheduled for completion in the next four years. Fadillah Yusof said the contract value of the project is worth RM485.99 million. He added, “This will alleviate the strain on existing government hospitals in Sarawak as well as provide better access to dwellers in Samarahan, Padawan, Serian, Sebuyau and Simunjan.”

Pansar Bhd’s incoming subsidiary, Perbena Emas Sdn Bhd, won the contract, which entails the design and construction of the hospital and primary healthcare centre. This is one of four contracts totalling RM600 million, comprising building and infrastructure works and facilities for several educational institutions in Malaysia.

Pansar said, “This brings Perbena’s total outstanding order book to approximately RM2 billion from RM1.46 billion as of February 2021.”

– Construction+ Online

Source: Unimas