Construction starts on International Media Free Zone

Construction work on the US$76 million International Media Free Zone (iMPZ) has started, with the first phase of the 50 million square feet facility expected to be ready by the end of next year.

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By  Tim Addington Published  July 11, 2005

Construction work on the US$76 million International Media Free Zone (iMPZ) has started, with the first phase of the 50 million square feet facility expected to be ready by the end of next year. Ahmad Bin Byat, director general of the Dubai Technology and Media Free Zone and Mohamed Bin Ghalib, director of iMPZ, broke the ground to mark the beginning of official construction at the site, which is next to Emirates Road. “Today’s groundbreaking celebrates the pioneering efforts of iMPZ in creating the ideal conditions for the region’s media production industry to develop and flourish,” said Bin Byat. “The site for iMPZ, when developed, will become an economic engine that will power the development of the industry.” Over 65 % of space in iMPZ’s first production cluster that will focus on printing and packaging has been booked by companies. iMPZ’s second phase will concentrate on the publishing and consumer media segments. Regional and international companies that have announced their facilities at iMPZ include Galadari Interpack Printing and Packaging, Express Group, Vimpex, ITP and Al Ghurair Printing and Publishing House.

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