Major investments in a number of areas, such as transport, home construction and utilities provision are driving sector activity. The government is also planning a number of sector-specific initiatives, such as a plan to build 750 new hotels and create an additional 42 industrial zones throughout the country. Large-scale projects are attracting interest from both local and foreign firms. The real estate market is expecting major growth due to an existing housing shortage, the rising population and improving economic conditions.
This chapter contains interviews with Farouk Chiali, Minister of Public Works; and Mark Dixon, Group CEO and Founder, Regus.