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Chinese CCECC to build tallest building in Djibouti

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Staff Writer | January 13, 2017
Chinese construction giant China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation (CCECC) laid foundation stone to build its Djibouti headquarter.
Africa   Job opportunities for over 2,000 personnel
The new 23-storey twin-towers, worth $70 million, will be the tallest structure in the horn of African country once completed.

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 at CCECC's office in the red sea city of Djibouti.

The building, which will rest on 42,000 square meters, 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.

Yuan Li, president of CCECC, said on the occasion that the twin-tower building would provide excellent living and working space for international business people. "It will be a new landmark of Djibouti," he said.

It was indicated that the project would generate job opportunities for over 2,000 personnel during construction, and over 1,000 jobs when put into operation.