By James Cordahi
Dubai-based properties developer offers to increase investments in North Arfican state, minister says.
Dubai-based Emaar Properties has offered to increase its investments in Algeria to $30 billion, Al-Bayan reported on Tuesday, citing the minister of industry and investment promotion.
Emaar's first project, worth $5.5 billion, will start in the next few weeks, Abdelhamid Temmar said, according to Al-Bayan. The newspaper did not give more details.
Emaar, the largest Arab real-estate developer by market value, said in October it had agreed to develop four residential and leisure projects around the Algerian capital, Algiers, at a cost of $20 billion.
A spokeswoman for Emaar could not immediately be reached for comment. (Reuters)