Russian billionaire Vasily Klyukin, who paid $1.5 million last year, to fly into space with actor Leonardo DiCaprio is planning to build a giant yacht-shaped hospital, says, “Sky News“. He says he wants to make a hospital where “there is no place for fear,” after passing medical examinations for the upcoming flight. “I will fly into space next year. My health condition has to be checked every six months. That is why I know this feeling very well, every time I’m approaching the white building of the clinic, I don’t feel any joy,” explained Mr Klyukin, who made his fortune from co-founding Sovcombank, one of Russia’s biggest banks.
He pointed out that his White Sails Hospital and Spa in Tunisia will be the most pleasant hospital in the world.
“But I would like to show you the hospital, where there is no room for fear. And so that my son could ask about this hospital: ‘Daddy, when will we visit the ship again?'”
The complex will be built in the Tunisia Economic City in Enfidha, and the project is worth €50 billion ($63 billion).
Funds are already available thanks to the participation of 50 donors and 30 countries, said the “Daily Mail“.
TEC, the project presented on September 10, will be a modern city on 88 square kilometers along the coast in the Enfida. The building itself would consist of four sail-shaped towers above a low-rise base. A plethora of balconies would give patients a taste of fresh air, and the hospital would be surrounding by pools. The medical uniforms, Klyukin imagines, would even be tailored to look like sailor’s outfits.
The hospital project is backed by Saudi Arabian firm Lalei Al Barakah Est and will be constructed by engineering firm Thornton Tomasetti.