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Work restarts on Seef tower in Bahrain following five-year delay

Landmark Cityview Tower’s completion date was set for December 2016 but is now expected to be September 2017

Work restarts on Seef tower in Bahrain following five-year delay
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Work has restarted on the Landmark Cityview tower in Bahrain’s Seef District following a five-year delay.

The residential tower was launched in 2009 but was stalled in 2011 due to circumstances beyond the developer’s control, Gulf Daily News reported.

“I am pleased to report that work has resumed at the Cityview site and that mobilisation and site preparation by the contractors, Poullaides Construction Company, is now underway,” said Abdulhakeem Al Mutawa, chairman of the project’s Bahrain-based developer Cityview.

“This current phase of work is expected to continue until the end of December and we plan to start the next stage of construction by mid-January next year. At this pace, we should be able to complete the construction by September 2017,” he said.

The announcement marks the third time work on the project has been delayed. The project’s Bahrain-based developer Cityview revealed January this year construction on the tower had already commenced and would be completed in December 2016.

Al Mutawa said the delay is a result of “extensive negotiations” with all parties involved in the project.

The tower, which is a joint venture between Ithmaar Bank and Ebrahim Abdulaal Al Fahad Group, was among several stalled developments being reviewed by a government committee created to address the projects’ problems.

Currently, there are four stalled Bahraini developments being reviewed by the committee including Marina West, Amwaj Gateway, Juffair Views and Sunset Hills.

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