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Harawa Housing

Following the completion of the Great Man-Made River project in Libya, a 30×40 km expanse of land was selected for a new agricultural settlement. In 1991, ENKA signed a frame contract for the turnkey construction of 150 villas and 600 farm houses, including social and technical buildings, water reservoirs, pipelines, roads and infrastructure, with a total construction area of 180,000 m2. Under this comprehensive contract, the project’s objective was to transform arid desert into cultivatable land and a habitable settlement materialized in several stages between 1991 and 2001.

Project Description

Harawa Housing

  • Engineering
  • Procurement
  • Construction

Project Features

Scope of Work
Engineering, Procurement, Construction
Organization for Development of the Administrative Centers – ODAC
Key Quantities
Story Farm Houses221 ea
Asphalt7 km
Pipeline2.5 km
Earthwork200,000 m3
Filling100,000 m3
Service Road60 km
Concrete75,000 m3
Formwork200,000 m2
Reinforcement5,000 tons
Painting220,000 m2
Insulation70,000 m2
Bricklaying140,000 m2
Plastering300,000 m2
Terrazzo Tiling35,000 m2
Project Duration
Start Date01.02.1991
Finish Date01.07.1998
Duration90 Months


Sirte, Harawa, Libya

Turn-key construction of 30 minister houses and 221 farm houses, each with its own stable, all of which were one-storey buildings with a total floor area of approximately 50,000 m2. In addition to these houses, a 10 classroom school, a clinic, a police station, infrastructure for the 40 houses already constructed at Harawa, a cafeteria, guest houses, a club building and 18 water reservoirs, each with a capacity of 1,000 m3 and two water reservoirs each with a capacity of 240 m3. The housing project was designed in accordance with the local requirements and traditions. Groups of housing units were dispersed along a route of approximately 40 km. The columns were precast in reinforced concrete and houses’ roofs were of a flat slab type reinforced concrete construction, utilizing specially manufactured flying table forms. The project also included all building, mechanical and electrical installations, potable water systems and local infrastructure works.

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