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Chile's public works ministry (MOP) has unveiled its 2012-13 concessions agenda for public infrastructure, with projected investment reaching some US$8bn in new urban and interurban highways, bridges, airports and hospitals.
Additionally, some US$1.75bn will go towards upgrading existing projects, which is representative of President Sebastián Piñera's desire to end his administration with a bang.
In the second of this 4-part series, BNamericas will feature hospital infrastructure projects that MOP aims to put out to tender during the final months of 2012 and into next year, totaling some US$1.75bn in investment.
HOSPITAL DEL SALVADOR - GERIATRICO
Located in capital Santiago's metropolitan region, this project entails the construction, maintenance and operation of the non-clinical support services at the Del Salvador and geriatrics national institute (Geriátrico) hospitals, with a total of some 640 new beds that will be incorporated into the country’s national health services.
This project will serve the capital's eastern districts, which accounts for some 500,000 people.
MOP expects to call the tender by year-end, with offers due in 3Q13. The concession is expected to take effect the following quarter.
Total investment for this project is expected to range between US$280-350mn, including the medical equipment.
Also located in capital Santiago, this 586-bed hospital will serve the capital's western districts. The previous hospital - dubbed Félix Bulnes - was severely damaged during the 8.8-magnitude earthquake that struck the country's central-southern regions in February 2010.
MOP also expects to call the tender for this project by year-end. Offers are due 4Q13, while the concession is expected to take effect in 1Q14.
Total investment for this project is expected to range between US$220-280mn. The total population that will benefit this new hospital totals some 700,000 people.
SOTERO DEL RIO - PUENTE ALTO
This new 770-bed, high-complexity Sótero del Río hospital was partially disabled in the 2010 earthquake, and the concession project will be in charge of rebuilding its facilities. The hospital, located in Santiago's southeastern districts, will serve some 1.52mn people.
Additionally, the project includes the construction of a new 400-bed hospital in the Puente Alto district, also located in southeast Santaigo, and will serve 750,000 people.
The tender for this project is expected by year-end, with offers due 4Q13, and the concession will take effect 1Q14. Investment for Sótero del Río is expected to range between US$270-340mn, while investment for Puente Alto will range between US$160-200mn.
This concession project entails construction of three hospitals in the region VII cities of Linares and Curicó, and region VIII's city of Chillán.
Total capacity between these three hospitals will be 1,320 beds, serving some 936,000 people. Total investment for the project will range between US$520-650mn.
The tender for this project is scheduled for year-end, with offers due 4Q13, and the concession is expected to take effect the first quarter of 2014.
This concession project includes construction of two hospitals that will operate in central region V: The Biprovincial Quillota-Petorca hospital, to replace the Quillota hospital, and the Marga Marga hospital, for a total 600 beds, serving 600,000 people.
The tender for this project is also expected for year-end, with offers due 4Q13, and the concession is set to take effect 1Q14.