Qatari Diar gets green light for $2.16bn Egypt construction projects

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The Sharm El Sheikh development lies on the edges of the Red Sea, the development spans a massive 437,000 square meters and features offices, residential, retail and hotels The Sharm El Sheikh development lies on the edges of the Red Sea, the development spans a massive 437,000 square meters and features offices, residential, retail and hotels

Qatari Diar, which is headquartered in Doha, has been granted approval of $2.16 billion construction project to build hotels, shopping malls and residential apartments in Egypt, aimed to boost tourism in the country.

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The Egyptian ministry of defence approved the implementation of the project. The country requires companies investing in tourism related projects to seek a go ahead from the ministry.

According to Tourism Development Authority (TDA) head Serag El-Din, the project will involve construction of hotels, shopping malls and residential homes such as villas, townhouses and apartments.

The project was earlier proposed by TDA and will be implemented in the North and South Sinai.

Two other projects that will boost tourism are also being undertaken by Qatari Diar; the Nile Corniche mixed-use development along the Nile and Diar’s Sharm El-Sheikh project at the shores of Red Sea.

Nile Corniche entails construction of 3 towers; one being 31-storeys tall at 136m and set to become Egypt’s tallest building. It will have a five star hotel (St Regis), offices and apartments.

The three storey buildings will be close to each other and arranged in a u-shape. Diar’s Sharm El-Sheikh project entails construction of a 437,000 luxury hotel, residential houses, villas, township houses, and a five-star rated hotel.

Artist Perspective of the Nile Corniche development

The Real estate investment company which was established in 2005 by the Qatar Investment Authority and headquartered in Doha has more than 49 projects under development or planning in Qatar and in other 29 countries around the world.

The country has also announced plans to invest US$428m in boosting tourism.

This comes after Orascom, the largest hotel owners and developers in the Middle East and North Africa region, also recently announced its bid to revive hotel construction projects that were previously stalled in the country, all aimed at tapping on the rising tourism market that has been improving.

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Mixed-Use Development  |  Retail Property  |  Hotels and Leisure  |  Egypt Property Market  |  Africa Construction & Building Projects  |  Residential Property Market  |  Orascom Development  |  Qatari Diar  |  Serag El-Din  |  Nile Corniche  |  Sharm El Sheikh  |  Qatar Investment Authority

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