RW Middle East, a leading provider of precast modular construction solutions, said it has started work on a massive housing project in Iraq that will see a total of 1308 homes being built on an area of 221,000 sq m in Simawah.
Rotondo Weirich's UAE partner company, RW Middle East said it had won the $98 million design and build contract from Iraqi developer Sama Al Douh Contracting and Real Estate Investments which is developing the project for Iraq Ministry of Housing.
The fast track construction of 1,308 homes is scheduled to begin in the fourth quarter of 2012 and is due to be completed in the next two years, the company said in a statement.
Commenting on the project, Ahmed Halet, the managing director of RW Middle East said, 'It is a design and build project where the development was designed around the traditional Iraqi family values. This project will be housing nearly 7,000 individuals.'
'By choosing a modular building solution, residents can look forward to durable and attractive housing which will be built fast,' said Halet.
The development will include amenities such as a Mosque, restaurants, schools, market, cultural center and health center. We see this as the first of many new opportunities for modular residential construction in the region,' he noted.
The project is coming up over a built up area of 177,000 sq m. It comprises 72, G+3 buildings and 156, G+1 villas, making the total number of dwellings 1,308 with all the necessary, infrastructure services networks, roads and landscape.
Steve Weirich, the owner and CEO of RW said, 'The project is a direct result of RW’s consistent presence in the region, in particular Simawah, where we built our first 4 bedroom model villa earlier this year.'
'These durable structures will allow the growing culture to thrive in comfortable, secure residences which are convenient to various community amenities. Each housing unit will be set in place, complete with interior finishes, electrical, and plumbing.'
'The signing of this contract further establishes our presence in the Middle East and strengthens our international relationships. We are excited to get started,” he added.