(, meaning "City of Silk"), is a proposed planned urban area in Subiya, Kuwait
, an area just opposite Kuwait City
which, upon construction, would include the Burj Mubarak al-Kabir, a natural desert reservation of 2 square kilometres, a duty free area which will be beside a new airport, in addition to a large business center, conference areas, environmental areas, athletic areas, and areas that concentrate on media, health, education, and industry. The City of Silk will also include numerous tourist attractions, hotels, spas, and public gardens. The city will be built in individual phases with total completion within twenty-five years. The development will cost an estimated 25 billion Kuwaiti Dinars (94 billion USD
As of October 26, 2010, the government of Kuwait has already approved the project, with some of the project's funding coming from the budget surplus over the course of 2007, 2008, 2009 and 2010. Construction on the actual site has also begun; this is seen through bridges, highways and roads being laid down as basic infrastructure to facilitate future construction of structures within the city.
The main attraction of Madinat al-Hareer, the Burj Mubarak al-Kabir will stand at tall. If the Silk City is completed it will also include Olympic Stadia, residences, hotels and retail facilities. Up to 700,000 people could be housed in the city complex and 450,000 new jobs will be created. The complex is planned to be built across... Read More