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Dewan to design Al Nakheel City in Basra.

Dubai Dewan Architects & Engineers, one of the region's leading planning, architectural and engineering consulting firms, has been assigned to design Al Nakheel City - a modern urban development.

Al-Nakheel City is expected to provide world-class and modern sustainable living, working, and living solutions for the population of Basra and help alleviate the housing shortages in the province. The design phase, as well as the scheduling and prioritizing of the project's construction phases, is expected to be finalised by December 2013; one year from the date of commencement as committed to the Governorate.

Mohamed Al Assam, Founder, Chairman and Managing Director of Dewan commented: "As a major supporter of the construction efforts in the Iraqi housing sector, we are extremely pleased to be part of this significant project, which will see the establishment of an integrated community within a nurturing and sustainable environment. We will utilise the vast expertise gained from working in the UAE, which has become a regional hub of world-class developments in the region, to ensure that all the governorate's and other stake holder's objectives are met and exceeded."

The Nakheel City is located 35 kilometres to the of Basra city overlooking Khor Abd Allah, near the Faw and Umm Qasr seaports, in an area of natural water and creeks. The project's location boasts a unique ecologicaland geographicalenvironment , and the development will be promoted as an eco-tourism destination.

Covering a total built up area of 145 square kilometres, the new city will be able to accommodate and provide services to approximately one million people at the culmination of its 25 year development milestone.

It will include 100,000 medium and high-end housing units, a robust industrial zone and a hub for free zone activity, as well as a port and airport for private jets and domestic flights, all of which is aimed at supporting the economic development of the region.

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Publication:Gulf News (United Arab Emirates)
Geographic Code:7IRAQ
Date:Jan 19, 2013
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