The phase six of the Eko Atlantic mixed development, Nigeria’s premium smart city rising out of Atlantic Ocean waterfront in Victoria Island, Lagos, will be ready by October 2019.
Babatunde Adejare, Lagos State commissioner for waterfront, infrastructure development, who disclosed this, Thursday, while speaking with journalists, said the flagship project designed to stand on 10 million square metres of land reclaimed from the ocean had six phases of implementation.
According to Adejare, the phase one and two have already been completed with roads, potable water, fibre optics and advanced telecommunication facilities and over 10,000 trees planted within the city in recognition of the Lagos State government initiative to plant one million tress in the state.
‘’The new city emerging will change the aesthetic of the coastline and real estate market,” he added.
Adejare said work was progressing on the construction of nine jetties with shelter and shoreline protection and channelisation of four new ferry routes as part of efforts to boost water transportation in line with the multi-modal transport policy across the state.
According to Adejare, the projects, upon completion, will transform water transportation and thereby contribute to the vision of the present administration to reduce pressure on road infrastructure.
He said other jetties under construction include VIP Chalet, Badagry; Apa Waterfront, Baiyeku Waterfront, Offin Waterfront, Isalu-Ajido, Badagry; Liado Waterfront, Amuwo-Odofin; Ilashe-Ojo Waterfront, Ito Omu Waterfront, Epe, and Takwa Island.
“The jetties, which are at various stages of completion ranging from 90 percent to 6 percent, essentially involves the construction of modern concrete jetties with shelter and shoreline protection across the riverine areas of the state.
“The work done and on-going include construction of reinforced concrete jetty supported by 24 number of concrete piles, hydraulic sand filling to be paved using 60mm paving stone, chrome handrail with canopy over the jetty, fenced waiting area, street light, waiting shelter with concrete seats, toilets for male and female, soak-away, among others.”