Tenders are due to be issued by the end of January for construction contracts on the second phase of the estimated $200 million Andalucia Village project, located 20 kilometres from the seventh circle in Amman.

The Andalucia Village project involves: the construction of 600 two-storey villas to house 4,000 people; and a recreation area with a post office, malls, banks, a nursery school, a medical clinic, a souk to be located at the centre of the area, health clubs, swimming pools, restaurants and related facilities covering a total built-up area of 60,000 square metres. A sewage treatment plant is also planned. The overall development covers a total area of 80,000 square metres.

Construction on the project is split into two phases. The first involves construction of 380 villas split over five zones. Local contractors identified as Khalifa Establishment, Amman Establishment for Contracting, Lalrawah Engineering & Contracting, Alam al-Handasehand Ejas have already started work, which is due to be completed by April 2007.

The second phase involves construction of 220 villas and related infrastructure works. The entire project is due to be completed by 2008. The architect and design consultant is the local Jalla Architects. Construction supervision is being carried out by the local Amman Consulting Engineering & Planning Office.