Kleindienst Group, the developer of the $5bn (AED18.3bn) the Heart of Europe master-planned leisure tourism island destination, announced that it shifted operations to the islands just before the outbreak of the novel coronavirus.
With the COVID-19 threat having brought business activities to a halt onshore, the developer has continued construction in all the seven islands, confirming that they are free of the pandemic.
More than 1,200 construction workers, technicians, engineers and environmental experts are currently working on-site to deliver the project which is touted to “rival the islands in the Maldives”.
As part of its precautionary efforts to benefit workers on-site, the developer is supplying fresh food, while a medical team has been deployed to monitor the health, safety, and well-being of the workers.
In addition to ensuring food supply and safety checks, the medical team has been carrying out disinfection operations.
Kleindienst Group has confirmed that, so far, no worker has been detected with any COVID-19 symptoms.
Speaking about the impact of the novel coronavirus on the Heart of Europe, chairman of Kleindienst Group, Josef Kleindienst, said: “Islands are free from any pandemic that affects life onshore and that’s the beauty of life on the islands. The Heart of Europe islands remain completely free from the virus.”
“We are enjoying uninterrupted work as we are preparing to deliver the Phase 1 of the Heart of Europe in Q4 2020. As we get ready for delivery of the Phase I of the project, our investors will see the price appreciation of their assets once local, regional and international tourists start booking the facilities,” Kleindienst added.
Phase 1 of The Heart of Europe comprises three islands — Sweden, Germany and Honeymoon Island — and 78 floating ‘seahorses’, which are three-level floating homes offering underwater views, as well as the Portofino Hotel.
In addition, Phase I includes ten beachfront palaces on Sweden Island; 15 contemporary style beachfront villas and 17 lagoon, on Germany Island, and the 489 Princess Suites at the Portofino Hotel on the main Europe Island.
Kleindienst Group is also gearing to deliver the Monaco and Nice boutique hotels at Côte D’Azur beach at the Main Europe island Q4 2020.
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