On Thursday, Salah al-Din’s [Salahadin] deputy governor laid the foundation stone for the largest housing compound in the city of Tikrit. Valued at about $238 million [286 trillion Iraqi dinars], the project is being built by a Jordanian company, an official said.
“Ahmed Abduljabbar al-Kareem laid the foundation stone for the project in the area of al-Qadissiya in Tikrit through coordination with the Salah al-Din Investment Commission,” Tami Saab, the commission’s assistant director, told Aswat al-Iraq news agency.
“The project, named al-Salam (Peace) City, includes the construction of more than 2500 housing units, to be financed by a Jordanian investor at a cost of $238 million, and will cover an area of 1,000 donums [250 hectares],” he added.
The project will take two years to complete, and the units would be 200-300 square meters in the form of apartments and small villas.
“The project will also include service utilities, a mosque, a hospital, schools and gardens”.
[Photo: Tikrit Palace]
(Source: Aswat al-Iraq)