The Overseas Construction Company (OCC) will sponsor Riyadh Cricket League’s 6-over Halla Gulla tournament.

The Overseas Construction Company (OCC) will sponsor Riyadh Cricket League’s 6-over Halla Gulla tournament.
All the 28 teams registered with the RCL will take part in the day-long tournament at the RCL Complex.

Abdul Rauf Chaudry, Managing Director of OCC, briefed the RCL Executive Committee on the company’s activities and assured the league of its continued support. nasair, meanwhile, will co-sponsor the tournament.

RCL Senior Advisor Razaur Rahman thanked the OCC management for sponsoring the tournament and said that the schedule will be distributed among the teams as soon as the details are ironed out.

The league is making separate arrangements for families at RCL Complex.

Trophies and prizes will also be given away to the winning teams and players. nasair will provide colorful uniforms to all the teams participating in the event.
RCL Patron Jawad Khalifa and RCL President Mamoor Elahi are overseeing the arrangements for the tournament. — SG


Radisson Hotel Group is delighted to announce the signing of the Radisson Hotel Lahore City Mall in Pakistan. This deal marks the group’s debut in Pakistan and the launch of its strategy to have 10 hotels and 2,000 rooms in operation and under development across the country by 2025. This brings the group’s South Asia portfolio to 136 hotels in operation and under development.

Lahore, the capital of the Pakistani province of Punjab with a population of 11 million, is the second-most populous city of Pakistan. Rich in history, Lahore is a major educational, social, cultural and economic hub, contributing more than 11% to Pakistan’s GDP.

Elie Younes, Executive Vice President & Chief Development Officer, Radisson Hotel Group, said: “We are delighted to be entering Pakistan with the largest hotel signed by Radisson Hotel Group in South Asia and our upscale, Scandinavian-inspired Radisson brand. The towering size of the development, combined with its premium location, provides us with an excellent opportunity to enter Pakistan’s hotel market and remarkable visibility with which to establish the brand. It is a deal that brings great value to our key stakeholders.”

The Radisson Hotel Lahore City Mall will have two access points, located at the intersection of M.M. Alam Road and Main Boulevard Gulberg, which houses most of the prime commercial and retail establishments in Lahore.

Rana Abdul Rauf, Managing Partner of City Mall, said: “We are proud to be partnering with Radisson Hotel Group as they enter into the flourishing country of Pakistan. We believe that this hotel will boast the renowned Radisson hospitality that, along with the full mixed-use development, will aid in further uplifting the area and support the country in its drive to boost business travel and tourism. The construction is being carried out by the Saudi based Overseas Construction Company, which has extensive experience in the development of world class projects.”

The 400-room new build hotel – forming part of a 75,000+sqm mixed-use development, including offices, a retail mall and luxury residences – is scheduled to open by December 2022. Dining options will include an all-day dining restaurant, a specialty restaurant, a rooftop restaurant and a lobby lounge for guests seeking a place to unwind or host a brief meeting. The property’s leisure facilities will feature a spa & fitness center and swimming pool. The hotel’s meeting and events space will include a banquet hall and state-of-the-art board rooms.

OCC launches world-class ‘City Mall’ project in Lahore

Ittehad OCC Developers (IOD) has announced the launch of the multiplex City Mall, a family entertainment and luxury hotel facility in the premier location of Gulberg II in Lahore, the cosmopolitan capital of Pakistan’s Punjab province.

The announcement was made by Rana Abdul Rauf, IOD chief executive officer, on the occasion of Pakistan National Day.
Rana Abdul Rauf said that City Mall, currently under construction, will consist of 13 floors and three basements with a total floor area of 625,000 square feet.
“The City Mall will be an impressive addition to Lahore’s skyline, and will include an upscale mall, luxury apartments, hotel, and corporate block besides an upscale mall,” he said.
“City Mall will stand out in the corporate sector for brands and business, and support the retail, tourism and hospitality sectors through highly engaging leisure, hospitality and entertainment attractions,” Abdul Rauf said.
“Integrating advanced technology features with the principles of a regional mall, City Mall will be a socially and culturally inspiring space for people, young and old, residents and visitors, to meet, connect and relax.”
Security installations will include alarms, emergency lighting, and communication systems beside strategically located exits which will be equally accessible from all areas of a floor.
The CEO said that the high-tech mall would feature world-class facilities including a swimming pool, fitness center, food court, bowling alley and rooftop open air space for dining and relaxing.

“Besides being centrally air-conditioned, the City Mall management has made the provision of back up power supply in case of WAPDA supply failure,” Abdul Rauf said.
“The City Mall’s three parking floors will offer a unique parking approach with entry from Main Boulevard Gulberg and exit from M. M. Alam Road, making the parking experience simple and easy.”
Abdul Rauf, whose job is chief promoter of the project, said that a group of overseas partners had collaborated to launch the project. Booking for units or space in the City Mall project had already started, he said.
Rana Abdul Rauf heads the Pakistani Overseas Construction Company Pvt. Ltd. (OCC), which has its headquarters in Riyadh. The OCC is currently executing several projects in the Kingdom as well as in Pakistan.
It is working on the SR120 million ($32 million) Sudair Labor Housing Compound project at Sudair, 150 kilometers north of Riyadh.
“A pool of top-class engineers, new innovative technology, long experience in the Kingdom and a huge skilled workforce make us one of the leading companies of the Gulf region,” Abdul Rauf said.