Saturday, 21 September 2013

1,200 High-rise Buildings to be Erected in Eko Atlantic City- Lagos

Lagos State Governor Babatunde Fashola,
recently told a visiting delegation of French
businessmen led by Minister of Foreign Trade
for France, Mrs. Nicole Bricq of his
government's resolve to combat the housing
problems Lagosians experience.
Outlining his plans to the French delegation ,
Gov. Fashola said: "not less than 1,200 high-rise
buildings will be erected in the ongoing Eko
Atlantic City." "That is the future that we seek
for Lagos state. It will be a place that will be
bursting with activities," he added.
*A High-rise Building is defined as a multi-
story structure between 35-100 meters tall, or a
building of unknown height from 12-39 floors.
Also, during the courtesy visit Fashola said that
the reclaiming of the 10,000,000 square meters,
to build the Eko Atlantic City, was a battle
between man and nature. It will be recalled that
the state has re-claimed 50% of the land
required for the construction of the city. The
city is expected to provide accommodation for
250,000 people and become the workplace for a
further 150,000.
The governor said "The protection work hasn't
reached its preferred destination. As we
progress, we will protect our shoreline. We see
clear evidence that the success of the technology
where it has been restored."
He however said that the state government has
commenced the payment of compensation to
the owners of the land acquired for the
construction of the 16,000 hectare Lekki Free
Trade Zone project. While speaking, Minister of
Foreign Trade for France, Mrs. Nicole Bricq,
expressed her country's readiness to strengthen
the level of bilateral trade and agreement with
the Lagos State government

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