Sharjah firm kickstarts $4.9bn Tunis Sports City

Stalled infrastructure on 256ha project to resume, completion by 2025

Tunis Sports City is expected to accommodate 30,000 residents.
Tunis Sports City is expected to accommodate 30,000 residents.

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Work on the $4.9bn Tunis Sports City project in Tunisia will recommence shortly, according to Victor Shenoda, CEO of Sports Cities International (SCI).

SCI is a subsidiary of the Sharjah-based Bukhtair Group. Dubai Sports City, launched in March 2004, is the flagship project of the Bukhatir Group.

"Infrastructure work on Tunis Sports City had started already before the [recent unrest], and stopped for a certain time. We expect to resume work soon," said Shenoda.

The 256ha project is anticipated to be completed by 2025. It will accommodate 30,000 inhabitants in a residential district comprising an 18-hole golf course, 49 luxury mansions, two residential towns and ten high-rise buildings.

It will also comprise nine sports academies, a 10,000-seat outdoor stadium, a 5,000-seat indoor stadium and at least one Olympic-sized swimming pool.

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