Bismayah New City Project

In March 2010, the Iraqi Government announced the ‘National Development Plan 2010-2014’ with a need of 3 million housing units with a plan to supply 2 million housing units over five years. In 2010 the National Investment Commission announced their ‘National Housing Program’ to develop one million housing units in 14 Governorates, 224,000 of which would be in the Baghdad province.

The Baghdad Bismayah New City Project (BNCP) is currently the world’s largest residential project at 1,830 hectares with 100,000 units being built between 2012 and 2019. The contract amount was US$7.75 billion and it is planned to accommodate around 600,000 occupants. The city is located 10km on the outskirts of Baghdad and is the first and biggest city development throughout the history of Iraq.

Harlow International has partnered with the contractor since the inception of the project. Construction and life support was conducted for the BNCP Initial Camp, whilst civil work is being implemented both at BNCP Base Camp and in the New City. We also help with security, transportation, procurement and consultation on various levels.

Developer: National Investment Commission of Iraq (NIC) Design & Construction: Hanwha E&C