Chinese construction firm, China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) is constructing the tallest building in Djibouti which will act as its headquarter.
Djibouti President Ismail Omar Guelleh, Chinese Ambassador to Djibouti Fu Huaqiang, and President of CCECC Yuan Li together with other senior Djibouti officials took part in the foundation stone laying ceremony which took place recently at CCECC’s office in the red sea city of Djibouti.
Yuan Li, president of CCECC confirmed the reports and said that the twin-tower building would provide excellent living and working space for international business people.
The new project will be a 23-storey twin-tower, which will cost a whopping US$ 70m and will sit on a 42,000 square meters piece of land, it will involve 480 apartments serving as SOHO (Small Office, Home Office), a complete set of modern office facilities, conference rooms, dining rooms, gymnasium, basketball stadium and swimming pools and 260 parking lots.
Referring to a Memorandum of Understanding signed with the Djibouti government, Yuan Li confirmed that his company will also experiment land reclamation in nearby sea side areas and test the effects of artificial islands on surrounding marine ecology.
“The objective is to provide science-based demonstration and technological preparations for the development of an urban complex on the eastern coast, called The Wings of Djibouti,” Mr. Yuan added.
Since its first appearance in Djibouti in 1981, CCECC has so far undertaken over 100 projects including the Industrial and Commercial High School of Djibouti, the Hassan Gouled Stadium, the Llyad Market, and just recently the Ethiopia-Djibouti railway.
CCECC has won many titles and honors including “Outstanding international contractor award”, “Most accomplished enterprise in construction industry”, “Top 500 largest SOEs”, “Chinese enterprise in international contracting and labor service with AAA rating”, “Chinese overseas project contractor with AAA rating”, “Award for international contractors fulfilling social responsibilities” among others.