The project involves the construction of a township over an area of about 400,000 square metres. CCC will install all the infrastructure, including roads, landscaping, drainage, sewerage, electricity, water and telephone lines. It will also build about 70 four-storey and five 11-storey residential blocks, as well as a municipal centre, a clinic, a mosque, schools, shops and offices.

Six international contractors originally submitted bids for the two-year contract in May. However, a retender was subsequently announced when bids came in over budget. CCC was the low bidder in the second round.

The consultant is Germany’s Diwi Consult International.