The company is seeking to respond to the country’s chronic lack of housing and increasing population. ‘Jordanians are in need of at least 37,000 housing units for people of various income levels and this need is set to increase,’ says a company representative. Tameer is developing the Andalucia Village project, 20 kilometres from the seventh circle in Amman. The overall development covers a total area of 80,000 square metres and involves construction of 600 two-storey villas to house 4,000 people, a recreation area with a post office, malls, banks, a nursery school, a medical clinic, a souk, health clubs, swimming pools, restaurants and related facilities. The entire project is due to be completed by 2008 (MEED 20:1:06). The establishment of the local Tameer follows the recent signing in early February of an agreement between Sharjah-based Tameer Holding and the local Housing & Urban Development Corporation (HUDC) to develop an estimated $300 million residential city between Zarqa and Mafraq (MEED 17:2:06).