Zanzibar : authorities announce building of a skyscraper for $1.3bn

Authorities in Zanzibar have announced their plan to build sub-Saharan Africa’s tallest skyscraper that will cost $1.3bn.

The 70-storey Zanzibar Domino Commercial Tower will exceed the semi-autonomous archipelago’s annual budget by more than 60%, AFP news agency reports.

It will involve a man-made island with a marina for yachts and cruise ships.

The finished project plans to house 560 apartments, luxury hotels, resorts, a golf course and a wedding chapel.

A government minister in Zanzibar was quoted as saying that the project would bolster “the government’s efforts in inviting more local and foreign investors to the isles”.

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A timeline for completion is yet to be announced.

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