Posted On 2015/08/03 By In Business, News, China Outbound, Destinations, Health, Holidays With 855 Views

Developer plans Medical Tourism Complex for Chinese in Auburn

A Chinese developer is seeking to make Auburn the site of a medical tourism complex, the Sun Journal reported.

The Shengton Group of Beijing is proposing to convert two former shoe factory buildings on Minot Avenue, now called The Barn, into an upscale residence for patients who would fly from China for medical treatment, the Lewiston newspaper said. The patients would be able to stay in the residence while they recover and get follow-up treatment.

The company completed the purchase of the buildings in July through a Maine company it created, Miracle Enterprises, the newspaper said.

One of the developers said the company was attracted by Auburn’s clean air and water and fresh food. The Sun Journal said the company would target wealthy retirees or seniors and financially stable middle-age people who would be able to afford to come to the U.S. for treatment. That treatment would include care at Central Maine Medical Center in Lewiston and traditional Chinese treatment at the residence.

The investors said they estimate it would cost $30 million to $40 million to renovate the buildings and develop the site.


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Article: Portland Press Herald / Image: SydUni

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Stefan (from Austria, Europe) has been living, studying and working in China since 2010. Stefan has worked on several research, publication and consulting projects focusing on the China Travel Market. He holds three Masters degrees and is an expert on China Outbound Tourism, Marketing and Social Media in China. Stefan works with BMG on the Global Ready China Seminars as well as the Global Ready China News and related projects. He also has teaching engagements in the areas of eMarketing and Tourism Strategy.

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