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Diar Dushanbe “Best Decorative” Architectural Project in Tajikistan

Friday 10 February 2012

(Press release) – Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company has won an award on its Diar Dushanbe mixed-use development this month, as the company opens construction tendering and begins earthworks at the development site.

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Diar Dushanbe
The project’s architects OBM International have developed a plan that aims to compliment and support the other developments in the area, as well as the future growth of the greater city of Dushanbe.
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To be built in the country’s capital, Dushanbe, the masterplan covers 68,000 m² of waterfront land on the picturesque Yavonon Lake and will include residential towers, commercial and retail space, a luxurious landmark 5-star hotel, sports and leisure facilities, and a waterfront promenade.
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A Diar press release, issued this week, said the Diar Dushanbe project was named “best decorative” architectural project in Tajikistan for 2011 and will provide a range of residential, commercial and entertainment opportunities in the country’s capital, Dushanbe. The award honoured Qatari Diar’s Diar Dushanbe project for excellence in architectural decoration, and was presented by the Tajik government s Agency of Construction and Architecture and the Association of Builders of Tajikistan.

“We are honoured to receive this recognition from the Tajik government and the Association of Builders in Tajikistan. Diar Dushanbe has been carefully designed to bring together the best of modern architecture with the beauty of traditional patterns and design in a contemporary urban setting,” commented Eng. Mohamed bin Ali Al Hedfa, Group CEO of Qatari Diar. “Residents of Diar Dushanbe will enjoy an affordable and high-quality lifestyle, complete with world-class residential services, at the heart of the Tajik capital,” added Al Hedfa.

In late August of this year, the State of Qatar and the Republic of Tajikistan signed an agreement permitting Qatari Diar to begin work on Diar Dushanbe. After study and design and planning process, the company has wasted no time in starting work on the 68,000 m² Diar Dushanbe development.

“We are eager to start work on our first project in Central Asia and we are proud to be bringing local contractors on board to do so. Through Diar Dushanbe, Qatari Diar is not only signalling our support for Tajikistan s economy and our confidence in the country’s real estate market, We are providing jobs and a new urban lifestyle for Tajik nationals and residents,” said Al Hedfa.

This month, the company began tendering for the first phase of construction on the project, which will include a 67-units residential tower, an office building, the central plaza. Qatari Diar has appointed five local Tajik contractors to start site preparation and earthworks, utilities replacement, site fencing, and construction of the Diar Dushanbe sales centre.

The company has also invited international consultants to tender for detail design services for the development’s second and third phases, which includes residential and commercial buildings with extensive retail and office space.

Qatari Diar also plays an active role in supporting various aspects of the local business sector in Tajikistan. Recently, the company sponsored the Second National Tourism Conference in Tajikistan in a gesture of support for the country s tourism sector. The conference, held on the 27th of September last year, brought together key stakeholders in Tajikistan s tourism sector to discuss the sector and its role in the country’s economic development. The company previously sponsored the Organisation of the Islamic Conference’s (OIC) Business Forum in Dushanbe in May 2010. The forum was aimed at promoting trade and joint venture investment among Islamic countries.

Wholly owned by Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company, Diar Dushanbe will create an integrated community development on the idyllic waterfront of the Gissar Canal overlooking the Kuli Javonon Lake. Diar Dushanbe will also provide a variety of leisure facilities, a shopping center, and a waterfront promenade surrounded by ample green spaces and landscaped gardens.

Diar Dushanbe will provide 1,500 jobs during project implementation and 400 jobs for the ongoing operation of the hospitality component, stores, restaurants and other facilities included in the development. The first phase of construction is expected to commence in early 2012.

Qatari Diar Tajikistan, the company responsible for managing the development of Diar Dushanbe, is a limited local company wholly owned by Qatari Diar that was established in May 2008. The company s team will combine local knowledge with international expertise to bring the Diar Dushanbe development to life.

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