New York’s 5th Avenue springs up in Eko Atlantic City, Africa’s emergent 21st century city in Lagos

Posted by News Express | 21 July 2016 | 9,748 times

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Work has been completed on a major road network in Eko Atlantic City located on the coast of Nigeria’s economic hub, Lagos. Known as Eko Boulevard, the 8-lane Boulevard, 1,500m long (similar to the 5th Avenue in New York), the focal point of the Business District, is fully completed from Ahmadu Bello Way in Victoria Island to the Ocean Front, where an exquisite waterfront entertainment is being planned.

“We are extremely proud to have achieved another major milestone in the development of Eko Atlantic City. This futuristic city is not just for residential and commercial activities but a tourist attraction. We strongly believe the new boulevard will enhance business activities and be the ideal location for company headquarters, luxury and business hotels and also residential elements as well as attracting tourists from all over Africa,” says Ronald Chagoury Jr., in a statement issued Wednesday in Lagos.

The statement described Eko Atlantic City as “a unique, innovative development, in a vibrant environment with 21st Century facilities.” “The city not only boasts of independent power and water supply, seamless communications network but also an extensive citywide road network.  This will be the first of its kind in Lagos and Nigeria,” the statement said.

The city, which is divided into 8 districts, is planned for mixed-use with commercial, residential, entertainment and leisure activities to make the city a 24/7 lively environment. City amenities and services will include an international school, hospital, and a high quality shopping mall, the largest in sub Saharan Africa.

In 2006 South Energyx Nigeria Limited, a subsidiary of The Chagoury Group, was awarded the concession to reclaim land, develop infrastructure and act as the exclusive authority over the development of Eko Atlantic city, next to Victoria Island in Lagos. Furthermore, South Energyx Nigeria Limited was specifically created to oversee the planning and development of Eko Atlantic, the new city of Lagos.

•Photo shows the prototype of Eko Atlantic City.

Source: News Express

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