Hey everyone! As some of you might already know, I have started an ambitious project called The Dunya Project. If you are familiar with "The Towne", then you will get the general idea behind it. Basically, what happens is that each player that joins controls a character, making desicions each turn such as buying land, buying goods, opening companies, etc. It is a detailed and slightly complex game with lots of pictures and numbers! The game is forever evolving, and the country of Dunya is being shaped by the collaboration of you, the characters! I am hosting the project over at SC4D, but will post the updates here as well. Please head over to The Dunya Project forums, and join up as we are looking for more participants!
GDP: $6,161,400 ($4,200 per person annually)
Labor Force: 660
Education Level: Lowest
Under the initiative set by King Edward Ezamsi which gives all government employees access to loans that allows them to buy small plots of land and construct their own houses on them, Rawa’a has seen a burst in the construction sector currently occupied by the government and Salford Construction Company. The loans are typically repaid over a span of 12 to 13 years, and have generally been for around $80,000 to $100,000. The Bank of Dunya has announced large profits due to the substantial amount of loan repayments.
The CBD of Rawa’a has slowly taken a life of its own, and nowadays it is filled with small stores carrying fashion, electronics, groceries, hardware, and even a pharmacy. There have also been 3 restaurants that have opened for business along Main Street, overlooking the tranquil Indian Ocean. While the bustle during the day time is expected for a town whose commercial activity is completely revolved around the stretch between Edward Ezamsi Street and First Street along Main Street, the activity and buzz after the sun goes down is a new thing to Rawa’a.
The government recently unveiled its plan to satisfy the religious needs of its people, giving the approval for the construction of both a church and mosque. Both will be constructed near the Rawa’a Police Station, with the church on Madrasa Street and the mosque on First Street. They will cost $750,000 and $500,000 upon completion, respectively. With Dunya being a country of mixed faith, the government wanted to send a message that there was no preferences when it came to those different faiths, and that all Dunyans are one.
Also on First Street will be the government’s largest investment yet; the Rawa’a Central Hospital. The hospital, which is scheduled for completion a year and half from now, will cost approximately $1,000,000. It covers a total of 900 square meters, including the parking area, and will feature and Emergency Room, as well as a Surgery Department. King Edward Ezamsi will open it personally.
Land prices around the CBD have jumped from $1,200 a plot to $1,500 a plot. Everything on Main Street from Edward Ezamsi to First Street, as well as parts of Corner Street, will benefit in this increase in prices. Additionally, prices in south Rawa’a have also risen to $1,200 per plot.
Here is the Dunya Information sheet for Turn Ten!