Tenders for Bahrain's King Abdulla Medical City project will be released this December. 

Preliminary designs for the project are ready, and work is underway on detailed designs.

Infrastructure designs for the project will be completed by the end of October. 

Saud Consultant is the project's consultant. 

Work on the project is expected to begin in July 2018, and take 18 months to complete. 

Project development will be carried out in two phases, with Phase 1 comprising the construction of an academic medical centre, an administration building, staff accommodation, a child care centre, parking facilities, and infrastructure works. 

Meanwhile, Phase 2 of the project comprises the expansion of the academic medical centre, research labs, the convention centre, a medical hotel, a rehab centre, staff accommodation, storage facilities, and a parking lot. 

Bahrain's Ministry of Works, Municipalities Affairs, and Urban Planning has been picked to implement infrastructure works and facilities needed for the project. 

A funding contract worth $44m (BHD16.5m) was signed between the Bahraini government and Saudi Development Fund (SDF) for the project's infrastructure facilities.

The ministry is following up with project consultants to receive designs and tender documents as early as possible. 

Eng Ahmed Al Khayyat, works affairs undersecretary at the ministry, said infrastructure works for the project comprise a main power station with a capacity of 66 kilovolt (kV), a sewage treatment plant, water collection tanks, and lighting.

Storm-water drainage, sewerage, irrigation, internal and external road, and telecommunications networks will also be developed for the project, BNA reported.