The Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) announced on 20 May 2014 that it received two bids for the Healthcare Network PPP project to be developed in Bhubaneswar, the capital of the state of Odisha.
At present the BMC manages the 108-beded MCH near Lingaraj temple in the Old Town area.
The new Healthcare Network project involves:
BMC appointed the International Finance Corporation (IFC) for assistance in structuring the PPP project.
The project will be developed on a design, build, finance, operate and transfer (DBFOT) basis. The request for proposals was issued on 28 September 2013.
According to sources, the technical evaluation of the two bids would be completed in 10 days.
Bhubaneswar City has a population of approximately 880,000. The modern city was designed by the German architect Otto Königsberger in 1946. Along with Jamshedpur and Chandigarh, it was one of modern India's first planned cities.