On the horizon AKOURA’S NEW TOURISTIC VILLAGE
A touristic Lebanese-style village is set for development in Akoura, a village in Mount Lebanon’s Jbeil caza. The USD 3 million project, spearheaded by Lebanese expatriate and landowner Rabih Abi Nader, is expected to kick off by late 2017, with a two to three-year anticipated completion date. Civil engineer Joseph Shartouni and architect Rami Maacaron are onboard. The development, set on a 6,000m2 plot, consists of 25 furnished villa-like units that will be made available for rent, as well as a main building housing a reception area and restaurant. An additional 4,000m2 of land is available to expand the project at a later stage.