Eko Atlantic City: The emergence of Africa's new financial haven

Eko Atlantic City: An Illustration

In terms of raising a 21st century model city with a blend of first-class architectural design, adept urban planning, self-sustaining power generation, and a keen consideration for environmental sustainability, the Eko Atlantic City (EAC) stands as one of the leading urban development projects in Africa.

Situated on 10 million square metres of land reclaimed from the ocean and protected by an 8.5 kilometre long sea wall, the EAC typifies a modern city with state-of-the-art urban design, self-sustaining power, clean water, advanced telecommunications, spacious roads, and 110,000 trees.

The idea of reclaiming some portion of the Atlantic Ocean to build a model city came as an intervention effort by the state government in 2003 to permanently solve the coastal flooding problem in Lagos Bar Beach along Victoria Island.

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