RW Starts $98m Residential Contract in Samawa

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Rotondo Weirich’s (RW) UAE partner company, RW Middle East, has started work on an investment housing contract awarded to the Iraqi Developer Sama Al Douh Contracting and Real Estate Investments by the Iraqi Ministry of Housing.
Sama Al Douh has selected RW Middle East to design and build the residential development in Simawah [Samawa], Iraq, representing approximately $98 million US dollars’ worth of work.
Ahmed Halet, Managing Director of RW Middle East said;
This project will be housing nearly 7,000 individuals. It is a design and build project where the development was designed around the traditional Iraqi family values. By choosing a modular building solution, residents can look forward to durable and attractive housing which will be built fast. 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.
The project will be built over an area of 221,000 m2 with built up area of 177,000 m2. 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, landscape, etc. It is slated to begin 4th quarter 2012, and scheduled to continue throughout the next two years.
Steve Weirich, owner and CEO of RW said today:
This 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.
 (Source: RW)