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Old July 23rd, 2008, 08:22 PM   #1
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DJIBOUTI | The New Light Of Africa? VIDEO! MUST SEE!!

The new center of the WORLD?







Noors cities development strategy VIDEO ---->http://www.virtualdisplay.com/NoorCi...NoorCities.htm








Al-Noor City Projects:

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Building Al-Noor City Djibouti

“Al- Noor Djibouti” will be a globally integrated city challenging our intellectual expectations, commercial financing experiences, cultural limitations and religious barriers. A first of its kind, and a truly humanitarian effort with the goal of Al- Noor Djibouti will be a globally integrated city challenging our intellectual expectations, commercial financing experiences, cultural limitations and religious barriers. A first of its kind, and a truly humanitarian effort with the goal of:

• Relieving poverty
• Creating equitable standards of living
• Satisfying basic needs of its inhabitants
• Establishing sustainable

* political practices
Avoiding irreversible damages to nature
Reconciling development with regenerative capacity of natural environment

Located in Djibouti on the beachfront of the Gulf of Aden (Indian Ocean), the city aptly named
“Al-Noor Yemen” is based on a combination of leading-edge master planning and design, interwoven with Djibouti history and cultural identity, to create a truly international city that would be the envy of any State or Nation.

“AL-Noor Djibouti” will be unprecedented in size and sophistication, driven by a logistics infrastructure to be serviced by air, sea, rail, road and communications. Land transportation ports will be designed to cater to the needs of Djibouti and the Middle East. The city is to provide global, physical and virtual connectivity between Africa, Europe and the Americas, as well as optimum efficiency for three sectors/markets that
between them integrate and create an added value nexus:

A Knowledge Hub:
A campus to leverage Djibouti’s high educational competence to develop the provision of knowledge, learning and research, whilst capturing and maintaining high-caliber talent. It will include:

• Foundation centers (R&D)
• Higher education campuses
• College and vocational training facilities
• Medical and health centers and facilities
• Townships of knowledge

Industrial and Commercial Facilities
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These facilities are overlaid within the logistics infrastructure that enables business to receive global supplies, manufacture and then export. It supports and enhances businesses competing within the global marketplace that recognize they have no choice but to respond where there is a demonstrable improvement in efficiencies and profitability. It will include:

• Seaport
• Port city
• Business center
• Industrial center
• Industrial park
• Logistic city
• Airport and aviation city

Bridge of the Horns Structure:

Entrance to the Middle East and connecting to Africa with the importance of bringing people across. The first phase being a signature bridge spanning from Djibouti to Yemen, extending deep into Djibouti mainland to the airport. The second phase will extend the bridge to Yemen at a length of 20 km. The bridge will serve over 100,000 cars and 50,000 rail-riders daily once operational. It will include:

• Commercial transportation path for exporting goods and services
• Rail service from Djibouti to Yemen mainland (airport)
• A walkway from Djibouti to Yemen with a specialty railing

A Tourism and Leisure Center:

This center will enhance Djibouti's attractiveness and draw tourists throughout the year to undeveloped parts of the Mediterranean edge. It will include:

• Resort hotels
• Maritime museum
• Entertainment
• Art city
• Institutional zone
• City center

It is also essential that the proposed program initially address the laws and policies so that appropriate legal drafting can be introduced to propose required changes to the relevant and applicable laws of the city to make the above aspirations to become a reality.
15 Year Timeline

A 15-year master plan is being developed to illustrate the viability and efficiency of the City from inception to creation to its operation and maintenance

Source: DjibTalk /Abdul-Wahab


http://www.djibtalk.com/djibouti_Bui...y_Djibouti.htm

http://www.virtualdisplay.com/NoorCities/projects.htm
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Old July 24th, 2008, 12:25 AM   #2
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Center of the world???? hum.... I will wait to see
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Old July 24th, 2008, 12:48 PM   #3
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Unbelievable!

How much is this fantastic project going to cost???

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Old July 24th, 2008, 01:05 PM   #4
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This looks like the biggest urban project of Africa.

Bigger then Tunisa Med Gate project and Sudan project..
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Old July 24th, 2008, 02:33 PM   #5
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Not going to happen. Unless they come across 100 billion barrels of oil.

Africa is full of extravagent rhetoric but little action and practicality. The Central African Republic had some great plan as well. What a joke.
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Old July 24th, 2008, 05:09 PM   #6
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wow.

I would also like to caution the skeptics. I know its popular to be jaded and pessimistic as an African...but b4 you speak take a look at how Arab money has transformed Djibouti in the last few years alone. This is no pipe dream.

It is a quiet transformation but it is happening and it has nothing to do with resources in Djibouti per se, but the fact that it is a gateway to Saudi Arabia and Sudans resources not to mention Israels southern sea coast and the Suez Canal.


I am happy for Djibouti.
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Old July 26th, 2008, 10:40 AM   #7
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The new center of the WORLD?
Why not center of the UNIVERSE?
Get real people, 95% out of world population have no idea wtf "Djibouti" is.
btw isn't Djibouti at the state of war with neighboring Eritrea?
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Old July 26th, 2008, 11:07 AM   #8
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The greatest project in Africa I hope to built that city...
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The greatest project in Africa I hope to built that city...
yeah, it is beautiful. I also have seen plans for a twin city in Yemen.
If you havent already, you should look up the Red Sea Bridge project. A bridge is supposed to connect Djibouti and Africa to Yemen and the Arabian Peninsula. It is actually just now approved for funding.

this project should definintely improve Africas stature and infrastructure.
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Interesting, but who is funding the project? A Dubai company?
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Old July 27th, 2008, 02:30 AM   #11
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The new center of the WORLD?
Why not center of the UNIVERSE?
Get real people, 95% out of world population have no idea wtf "Djibouti" is.
btw isn't Djibouti at the state of war with neighboring Eritrea?
15 years ago 95% of the world had never heard of Dubai. so you point is?....
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I think this is the most exciting development in the World right now.

There will obviously be some pessimism because Osama Bin Laden's Brother (In Law?) is a key player, but it really does seem to be a reality. Al Jazeera reported recently that a new City of 5,000,000 people would be created in Yemen and another of 1,500,000 at the other end of the bridge in Djibouti.

I think the biggest investors are from Yemen/Saudi Arabia and the UAE. It just highlights the ambition and confidence that investors and developers in that part of the world have.

As exciting as places like Dubai are, it is fantastic to see a little bit of the wealth being spread around. I read that the Bin Laden family were originally from Yemen, so they want to improve the lives of people there.
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Interesting, but who is funding the project? A Dubai company?
Noor City is a Kuwaiti real estate group...
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http://archive.gulfnews.com/articles.../10029826.html

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this is a great project. but this wont be happening,it will be to expenisive. yes you'll have a great city but your country or that area will be in depth.
they only way this project is going to happen is if they find oil or gold in the area. plus "the new center of africa or the world" please not even the people in africa know were Djibouti is. people see nigeria, angola, south africa, and egypt as the centers of africa. i see this more of a vacation spot than a world city.
but this is a cool idea and hopefully be a nice city.
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15 years ago 95% of the world had never heard of Dubai. so you point is?....
15 years ago or so dubai was a desert and did not have people. but Djibouti is already a city duh. so whats your point?
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this is a great project. but this wont be happening,it will be to expenisive. yes you'll have a great city but your country or that area will be in depth.
they only way this project is going to happen is if they find oil or gold in the area. plus "the new center of africa or the world" please not even the people in africa know were Djibouti is. people see nigeria, angola, south africa, and egypt as the centers of africa. i see this more of a vacation spot than a world city.
but this is a cool idea and hopefully be a nice city.
its already in progress my friend. dont speak as an expert on things you have no clue about. thats just some friendly advice.

btw. Dubai has no gold and Djibouti has offshore oil prospects.
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this is a great project. but this wont be happening,it will be to expenisive. yes you'll have a great city but your country or that area will be in depth.
they only way this project is going to happen is if they find oil or gold in the area. plus "the new center of africa or the world" please not even the people in africa know were Djibouti is. people see nigeria, angola, south africa, and egypt as the centers of africa. i see this more of a vacation spot than a world city.
but this is a cool idea and hopefully be a nice city.


Dubai is is all ready building a new modern port in Djibouti ($800 million ) they have also a lot of investments from UAE in tourisme projects to build 5 stars hotel, island resorts etc..

Not only Dubai but also Kuwait, Qatar etc have projects in Djibouti...

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15 years ago or so dubai was a desert and did not have people. but Djibouti is already a city duh. so whats your point?
from wikipedia:
Written accounts documenting the existence of the city have existed at least 150 years prior to the formation of the UAE. Dubai shares legal, political, military and economic functions with the other emirates within a federal framework, although each emirate has jurisdiction over some functions such as civic law enforcement and provision and upkeep of local facilities. Dubai has the largest population and is the second largest emirate by area, after Abu Dhabi.[5] Dubai and Abu Dhabi are the only two emirates to possess veto power over critical matters of national importance in the country's legislature.[6] Dubai has been ruled by the Al Maktoum dynasty since 1833.


that's my point.
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[6] Dubai has been ruled by the Al Maktoum dynasty since 1833.


that's my point.
excellent points indeed. wow Dubai sure has been around a long time.
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