Urban Planning Project Management Assistance to ADC


In 2006 and 2007, the Aqaba Development Corporation engaged CSBE to assist in the procurement and management of a number of planning studies related to the development of infrastructure and services in Aqaba. The largest of these projects was the planning and outline design of 2 labour housing villages. CSBE organized a tendering process, which was won by ICON, and then managed the process, which culminated in the delivery of master plan drawings and guidelines to ADC by ICON.

A second project involved a competition for the design of an International Bus Terminal in Aqaba. CSBE organized a design competition and outline design tender, to a short list of pre-qualified local companies. A jury was established to select the winning design. Subsequently, CSBE was commissioned by ADC to carryout a ridership survey, including data collection on passenger loads and projections, to feed in to the detailed design of the Terminal CSBE carried this out in conjunction with Eng Khaled Shammout of the Ohio Transportation Authority, who served as one of CSBE's Urban Unit Associates. The Bus Terminal will be located at the northern entrance to Aqaba and is intended to be a landmark building for the city.

A third project involved the extension to the International School. CSBE organized the tendering process for the concept design.

Project Team:
Hania Maraqa, Associate Director (up to February 2007)
Lara Zureikat, Associate Director (from March 2007)
Siba al-Shouli, Urban Planning Officer (2006-2007)
Israa Thiab, Coordination Officer (2006-2007)