By John Lee.
A Lebanese company has launched a major construction project in Maysan governorate.
Hariri Construction and Contracting Company (HARCO) was awarded the $80-milllion 'Luluat Al Amarah' (Pearl of Amarah) contract in late 2014, and has just started excavation at the site.
It involves the construction of a five-star 16-storey hotel with 192 rooms, a 400-shop mall, a 25-level building for 400 offices, a multi-storey car par, a cinema, chalets and other facilities.
Officials said the project would be executed on a 50-year investment basis and would have an area of 11 dunums (27,500 square metres).
(Source: Emirates 24|7)
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