The Municipality of Sulaimani is preventing Chavy Company from working on a project in the Goizha Mountains on the justification of damage to the environment and nature.
Chavy Tourist Company is working on a project to construct villas, which is part of a project permitted by governmental institutions.
The project includes a number of villas. The head of the Sulaimani Municipality, Yousif Yasin, said the land the project is built on is part of Chavy Company’s property but the municipality will not ever allow the construction because of the damage to the mountains.
“It [Chavy Company] has investment permission to build Regal Villas but we stopped the project until you bring the permission you have,” Yasin told reporters.
The Director-General of Investment in Sulaimani, Farman Gharib, told NRT the project has obtained permission from the directorate and other related institutions and that is has no legal issue.
“The municipality’s issue is that the project may face possible opposition with the road, which is expected to be built around Sulaimani city,” Gharib noted.
The head of Tourist Investment in Chavy Company, Aram Said, stated the Chavy Land project has investment permission according to a decision from the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) Council of Ministers.
An Investor can work on the projects and do not need to obtain permission from the municipality according to the decision, Said added. Working on the project is legal, he continued.
Regal Villas, located in the Ghoizha Mountains in Sulaimani, is another of Chavy Company’s tourist projects.