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Key components of Bahrain's Dragon City completed

Developer says main structural framework of Dragon Mall and Asian Dining Street is finished ahead of Sept launch

Key components of Bahrain's Dragon City completed
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Developer Diyar Al Muharraq has announced that the main structural framework of Dragon Mall and the Asian Dining Street in Dragon City has been completed.

The company said in a statement that the Chinese-themed mixed use project is "well ahead of its targeted date".

The Dragon City project, which is a 115,000 square metre development being built in the southwest corner of Diyar Al Muharraq city, will incorporate 780 shops with a special area of 4,500 square metres, designated for warehousing.

The landmark project also includes a 6,000 square metre dining street and car parking for 1,500 vehicles and is expected to attract more than half a million visitors a year.

Diyar Al Muharraq appointed Nass Contracting for the construction of Phase 1 of Dragon City. Construction work on the project started in May 2014 with a targeted completion date of June.

Dr Maher Al Shaer, CEO of Diyar Al Muharraq, said: "We at Diyar Al Muharraq are immensely pleased to be on target with the construction of Dragon City and all its related developments, notably Dragon Mall and the Asian Dining Street.

"Nass Contracting have yet again proven their ability to follow in that same vein as the work is being completed at such an impressive rate.

"With the main structural framework of Dragon Mall and the Asian Dining Street having already been built, the rest of the construction work should be completed also on target."

Dragon City is set to become a large scale trade platform for the direct sale of Chinese goods, with options for retail and wholesale opportunities and a tourist and entertainment site with Chinese architectural and cultural aspects.

Al Shaer added: "Being a landmark project for Diyar Al Muharraq, Dragon City's completion will be a milestone for us and we hope and expect it to be our stepping stone to further success, heralding an era of unprecedented prosperity."

The facility will offer a variety of Chinese products such as home appliances, household items, building materials, furniture, toys, machinery, garments, textiles, footwear and general merchandise.

The Dragon City concept was launched in May 2012 as the result of an agreement between Diyar Al Muharraq and Chinamex.

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