Africa Working On World’s Biggest Project
As per an annual ministerial press conference on the activities of the Ministry, Prince Adesegun Oniru, who is the Lagos State Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development, has revealed that the project Eko Atlantic City is developing at great speed.
Oniru said that the project is not only the biggest project for Africa, but it is also the world’s biggest project. He further affirmed that the government was trying to reclaim the hold on the land, since it got deteriorated due to coastal erosion in the 1950s.
It is now that they have got hold on the land, said Oniru. He further affirmed that the land has expanded the City by 3 million square metres, and it will be able to accommodate 2,50,000 people for residential purpose as well as will allow 150,000 commuters on daily basis.
The city promises to have all the facilities that are required for comfortable stay. Oniru said that there will be 24 hours power supply, and there will be no problem of water supply. Provision of security towers for security surveillance and 24 hours police presence are some of the other facilities which will be provided to city residents.
Oniru said that they wanted to get access on the land as soon as possible, but manmade problems and inability of the State to given due attention on the land, led them to get late. However, current situation is that they have got the land and there will be no problem in future in regard to coastal erosion.
In addition, it has been revealed that the government is working closely with the Ministry of Justice to have stricter laws, so that illegal dredgers can be stopped.
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