Sharjah firm kickstarts $4.9bn Tunis Sports City
Stalled infrastructure on 256ha project to resume, completion by 2025
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.