The bid for the construction of the new tower is to initiate at the beginning of 2010, and they foresee that the building will be finished within five years. The bid will also include the construction of an additional building of 5,000 square meters for nutrition services and a cloakroom.
Krissia Morris Gray writes for La Prensa Libre: "Information supplied by the Project Unit of CCSS indicates that the construction of the complex will be carried out in phases, beginning with the building of nutrition and the cloakroom and then continuing with the modern medical building, with which it is intended to replace the infrastructure that was lost by the fire of July 12, 2005."
Bidding documents have been published for the new East Tower of the Calderón Guardia hospital.
Costa Rica's social security agency (CSS) has published details of a project to consult, build, equip and maintain the new wing of the hospital.
Danilo Monge, Special Projects Director for the CSS, told elfinancierocr.com that the East Tower will contain 23,000 square meters of floor space to be built in three stages and is expected to be ready by 2016.
The congress of Nicaragua approved an agreement with CABEI to build a military hospital.
It will feature over 41.000 square meters of constructed space in a central two-storey building plus two three-storey towers, holding 474 beds.
According to EFE, the $66.5 million are split as follows: $4 million will be donated by the Central American Bank for Economic Integration (CABEI), while the remaining will be disbursed as a 20-year loan with a grace period of three years, at an unspecified interest rate.
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