The American AECOM Technology Corporation announced Wednesday that it has
been selected as the primary consultant and program manager by the Great
Socialist People's Libyan Arab Jamahiriya Housing and Infrastructure Board
AECOM did not specify how much it is worth in dollars.
Based on the program management responsibilities, AECOM said in a press
release that would become the main advisor for the Libyan HIB for major
cities throughout Libya.
Following the initial phase, AECOM will work in conjunction with the HIB to
implement a comprehensive housing and infrastructure
Development program for Libya that will create an enhanced environment for
its citizens and visitors, the release said.
The HIB has indicated that the budget for these housing and infrastructure
enhancement efforts is in excess of $40 billion, and will include the
construction of new housing and infrastructure systems for all major cities
in Libya; urban design and development; housing units and residential
settlements; upgrades to existing infrastructure and utility systems; and
environmentally focused sustainable processes.
"This agreement with AECOM reflects the significant commitment that Libya
has made to improve our national housing and infrastructure," said Abuzaid
Dordah, chairman, Libyan HIB as quoted by the press release.
"We have a unique opportunity to enhance the quality of life for our people
and the economic potential for our country through this major housing and
infrastructure development initiative."
"We are delighted to partner with AECOM, and its global network of expertise
and resources, as we move forward in this exciting and historic period for
our nation," Dordah added.
According to Dordah, AECOM's duties will include reviewing designs, plans,
and studies submitted to HIB; assessment and review of current and ongoing
design and construction projects; preparation of master plans, detailed
plans and studies for water systems, sewage systems, roads, bridges, transit
systems, and traffic systems for a number of large cities; and the
establishment of management and control systems for all related projects.
"AECOM is honored to be selected by the Libyan Housing and Infrastructure
Board for this very important program," said John M. Dionisio, AECOM
president and chief executive officer. "At AECOM, we focus on enhancing and
sustaining the world's built, natural and social environments. This
partnership will enable us to deliver on this commitment, while improving
the quality of life for the Libyan people."
AECOM will also provide a comprehensive training and knowledge-sharing
program for local planners, engineers, and technical staff. (Source: AECOM
Berlin-based group of architect said it has been awarded a
contract to design a sprawling new headquarters for the Libyan
government in Tripoli.
The firm Leon Wohlhage Wernik said that the government buildings
will be spread out over 230 hectares and must be partially
completed by 2009 to mark the 40th anniversary of First Al-Fateh
The project will only be fully completed in 2017, however, said
Anneke Holz, a spokeswoman for the firm.
It will cost between 2.5 billion and three billion euros (3.4
billion and 4.1 billion dollars).
A model of the firm's winning design posted on its website shows
flat-roofed ministries lining a large rectangular park dotted
with palm trees.
The complex has been compared by the German press to the
futuristic, utopian architectural style employed in the
Brazilian capital Brasilia in the 1950s by German architect
It will be situated between Tripoli's international airport and
the capital's historical centre and will also include a mosque,
a towering five-star hotel and a conference centre.
Leon Wohlhage Wernik said their design for the government
headquarters was chosen over those submitted by acclaimed Iraqi
architect Zaha Hadid and Japan's Kisho Kurokawa.
The competition required a functional concept with a high level
of design, as well as an architecture that inspires identity,
representing both modern Libya and its tradition. The architects
see the project named Tripoli Greens as an important
representation of the new Libya.
The firm said it tried to combine tradition and modernity in the
A Corinthia Group company has awarded a number of building
contracts for PalmCity, a Euro 75 million mixed development
luxury village in Janzur, Tripoli.
Palm City occupies a prime 1km stretch of coast featuring 400
residential units including apartments, houses and villas set
around a piazza along with leisure and recreational facilities
such as a supermarket, restaurants, clinics, a sports centre and
a beach lido.
It is the biggest project currently in hand in Libya by the
Corinthia Group, whose twin-tower Bab Africa Hotel tops the
standards as well as the skyline in the Libyan capital.
Demand for quality accommodation in Tripoli had been spurred by
the rapid re-integration of Libya in the world economy. The
lifting of UN sanctions on the North African country has seen an
unprecedented surge in foreign business interest and investment,
which Libya has embraced.
“People notice the change every time they come here. Businesses
are opening everywhere, the potential is noticeable” Bab Africa
general manager Salvinu Farrell said.
“The demand for long term housing which PalmCity will offer is
phenomenal. Our clients want their units to be finished
yesterday. They are even asking us to complete their sections
earlier so that they can move in at once,” said Corinthia
executive Reuben Xuereb, standing besides a large model of the
The project will be home for some 2,000 people when it is
completed by July 2008. The residential units, all with sea
views, will be rented furnished.
The residents, who are expected to be expatriates heading the
many foreign businesses sprouting in Tripoli, will enjoy many
facilities, and standards one would expect in any high-class
Three contracts with a Chinese
company to implement the 12000
housing units valued at 976.1 million dinars
contracted to 2000 housing units in Tripoli value of
214.2 million dinars 13-8-2007
Saraya Libyan company
implemented 2000 housing units in Tripoli
value of 213.85 million dinars.
Tunisian company contracted
to implement Bin Shaban 2000 housing units
valued at 277.4 million dinars.
The National Company for
Housing and Utilities sign a contract for the
implementation of the number of 2204 housing
units valued at 159.9
The Construction of New Exhibition Center with an area of 47 Hectares
worth (200) million Euro in Swani Road.
More than 12.5 billion
Libyan Dinars allocated for the New Developmental
Program in Air Land and Sea Communications.