ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih, the largest mining and smelting company in Ukraine, is the key investor of a construction project of the modern Сancer Сenter in Kriviy Rih. According to the signed three-party Memorandum with authorities the company will finance the project amounting to UAH 400 million (an equivalent of Euro 15 million), as well as control its implementation, selection of contractors and targeted use of money.
In late February, a contractor was defined, to render services of comprehensive consulting on the project, engineering and planning of construction of a new building of medical cancer care facility in Kriviy Rih. It is Drees & Sommer international company (Germany). Total cost of works under the contract is over Euro 1 million; it includes project feasibility study with an analysis of costs, design, development of medical concept as well as expert consulting regarding purchase of radiologic equipment. This is the first stage of implementation of the construction project of new Cancer Center. Its planned duration is six months, till August.
Mauro Longobardo, CEO, ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih: “Kriviy Rih will become the first, pilot city in Ukraine, where a modern oncological hospital will be built according to the European project. Together with our partners, we are starting the first stage of designing and preparation to construction of the specialized medical center, which will render the services of early detection, diagnosis and treatment of oncological diseases in line with the best European practices. Work of the hospital, convenient for the patients and equipped with necessary medical equipment, will enable people to fight against this disease with more confidence, ensuring high quality of life. ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih has been investing money into development of healthcare for many years. However, besides our help in purchasing the equipment for medical centers in Kriviy Rih, it is time to upgrade the infrastructure also. Construction of new Cancer Center is a proof of sustainable development principle, which is key for us, and systemic comprehensive support of the local communities”.
Drees & Sommer international company has been specializing in services of consulting, planning, construction and operation for 50 years already. It works all over the world in partnership with private investors and state customers in all the aspects of real estate and infrastructure.
Construction of the medical center is being carried out in accordance with the Memorandum of cooperation between the Committee on national health, medical aid and medical insurance of Verkhovna Rada, Dnepropetrovsk regional state administration and regional council, city council of Kriviy Rih and ArcelorMittal Kriviy Rih, which was concluded in autumn 2019.
The Memorandum defines the main principles of financing the construction, as well as a vision of future financing of the center. The city council of Kriviy Rih facilitates preparation of documents for the area near the current municipal oncologic dispensary and will fund laying of all communications and networks at own expense, necessary both for the construction and further operation of new center. The regional council is responsible for the construction of the foundation and preparation of permit documents for the construction and commissioning of the facility. Kriviy Rih’s oncological dispensary is a customer of the construction. After construction of the facility is completed and the facility starts to work, property rights for new Cancer Center will be transferred to Dnepropetrovsk regional council that will ensure its maintenance and equipping with everything necessary in future. (AMKR/Ukrainian metal)