Dubai Properties Group has awarded Shapoorji Pallonji the contract to complete the construction of phase one of the Mudon residential community.

The Indian contractor has been contracted to complete 348 town houses. The handover of properties is scheduled to start in mid-2014.

Dubai Properties announced in September last year that it will complete 348 villas and townhouses at the Mudon development.

Several contractors were working on the scheme before it was put on hold in 2008. Dubai-based Arabtec Construction was working on a AED550m ($150m) contract to build 12 five-story residential buildings.

Beijing-based China State Construction Engineering Corporation was working on two building packages totalling AED245m.

The local Wade Adams was working on the infrastructure.

The Mudon scheme was originally designed to provide housing for about 42,000 people and it will have five districts reflecting the architecture of Baghdad, Beirut, Cairo, Damascus and Marrakech.

The local Dewan Architect & Engineers was the consultant for the buildings. The US’ Aecom, was the infrastructure consultant. UK-based Mace International was the project manager.