Intelligent CIO Middle East Issue 40 - Page 28

PROJECT UPDATE LATEST REGIONAL PROJECT UPDATE KUWAIT The Al Shuwaikh New Children’s Hospital in Kuwait City will deliver a futuristic hospital design theme, comprising an innovative and functional design that incorporates state-of- the-art technology and energy conservation. The project, which will incorporate technology into the heart of its operations, includes a total of 792 beds, split between secondary care with 160 beds, and 632-bed tertiary care to cater for all medical needs and modes of treatment. KSA Mobily, a Saudi telecommunications services company, and Huawei, a global provider of information and communications technology infrastructure and smart devices, have launched the first joint ICT academy in KSA. The collaboration aims to have a positive impact on the skills gap in the country and move towards achieving Vision 2030. 28 INTELLIGENTCIO