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Lagos City In Sea

Lagos Sea City
Lagos, Nigeria is building a city on the newly reclaimed land on its cost line. This new plan was proposed by the country president for making the country economically develop and make it Africa's financial center for the Eastern and Western markets and also called it Nigeria International Commerce City. The Plan consists of a coastal city that will be a mile and a half long from the original coast and stretch along the coast of the original city covering over 10 sq kilometers. This project needed its protection from the sea storms, hence first there was the construction of great sea wall later called The Great Wall of Lagos. 
Lagos City in Sea
This is the biggest infrastructure project undertaken by the government to make it financially stable and a place in Africa to invest money in. The plan has seen a great response and the work started in early 2003. This is also called the Eko Atlantic which will contain financial, commercial, residential, and tourist accommodation. This was a Public-Private Partnership, the various work was distributed to many companies which worked for dredging, landfill, construction, and connectivity. The city is seen to bring 250000 new jobs and increase the housing sector business.
Lagos City in Sea
The Eko Atlantic City saw its first building, a 26 story residential tower of a township of a total of 7 towers was completed and all the homes occupied in 2016. All the streets are also facilitated with a street light. Along with this most of the building's foundations are completed. The area is also divided into many districts such as Harbour Lights, Business district, Marina District, Downtown, Eko Island, Avenues, Four Building, Eko Drive, East Side Marina, and Ocean Front. This will help in the proper planning of the regions and in easy transportation. 


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