Diar Dushanbe Launches a Visitor Centre in Dushanbe
Monday 24 December 2012
DUSHANBE (Qatari press service) – Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Company has opened its Visitor Centre and headquarters of its flagship project in Tajikistan.
- The Diar Dushanbe mixed-use development includes five luxury residential buildings, hospitality components, and three commercial buildings with extensive retail and office space. The development will also provide sports and leisure facilities, a shopping centre, and a waterfront promenade surrounded by ample green spaces and landscaped gardens.
The success of the project is nonetheless far from guaranteed. In one hand, Diar Dushanbe is too small to pretend becoming a tourism destination for the region and in other hand, too big for Dushanbe as an ordinary real state operation. Furthermore, a Moorish style for a Central Asian country is not the best choice to attract western tourists.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by Anvar Najmidinov, Deputy Chairman of the State Committee for Investments and State-owned Property Management, along with officials from the Ministry of Economy and Trade, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Dushanbe Municipality.
Mohammed Bin Ali Al-Hedfa, GCEO of Qatari Diar, said:
Diar Dushanbe is the first real estate development in Tajikistan to allow foreign ownership of units. It will create an integrated community development on the waterfront of the Hisor Canal, overlooking the Kuli Javonon Lake. In addition to delivering modern residential units, Diar Dushanbe will create a business and shopping centre in the vicinity of the Tajik capital.
Additionally, the development is equipped with fibre optic networking offering high-speed connectivity, an innovative waste collection system, advanced water filtration mechanism, and water and electricity storage capacity for up to four days.
Qatari Diar intends to transform its centre in Dushanbe as a leisure destination in Tajikistan and neighbouring countries.
The Visitor Centre and headquarter form part of Phase One of Diar Dushanbe, which also features a residential building comprising 67 units, an office building and a central piazza. Five local contractors have been involved in site preparation, earthworks, utilities replacement, site fencing, and construction of Visitor Centre, after a bilateral memorandum of understanding (MoU) in August 2011 between Qatari Diar and the Tajik Government reportedly paved the way for project initiation. An international firm has been appointed to undertake the construction of Phase One.
The Diar Dushanbe project is being overseen by Qatari Diar-Tajikistan, a limited local company wholly-owned by Qatari Diar. Qatari Diar-Tajikistan has also invited international consultants to tender for detail design services for the development’s second and third phases, which include residential and commercial buildings with extensive retail and office space.