Construction of Abu Dhabi Plaza in Astana to require 6,600 foreign employees

Business Materials 22 June 2009 16:30 (UTC +04:00)

Kazakhstan, Astana, June 22 / Trend , K.Konyrova/

Roughly 6,600 foreign engineers and workers will be involved in the project of Abu Dhabi Plaza residential complex in Astana, Industry and Trade Minister Aset Isekeshev said at the meeting of the Senate, responding to a question of senators.

"Such giant projects are few in number and its difference is that it is grand in scale and will be implemented with the use of new technologies, resulting in involving foreign engineers and workers of difficult specialty. Therefore, the maximum quota of foreign workers will amount to 6,600 people," Isekeshev said.

Generally, over 20,000 workers will be employed during the construction of a residential complex, he said.

"Of course, Kazakh workers will be employed, but foreigners with difficult specialties will be also involved to conduct complex operations," said the minister.

Earlier it was reported that Abu Dhabi Plaza will consist of several towers, the highest of which is 382 meters in height (88 floors). This will be the highest building in Central Asia and 14th in the world. The project costs over $1 billion.

Abu Dhabi Plaza will be built by the Aldar Properties company which is one of the leading construction companies in the UAE in the field of real estate. It is planned to finish the construction in 2012.

Kazakhstan has allotted an area of 4.5 hectares to construct the facility in one of prestigious districts of Astana. It is planned to begin the construction in early July.

The author of the Abu Dhabi Plaza in Astana is famous British Architect Norman Foster, who also designed the Palace of Peace and Reconciliation in Astana.

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