The Lagos State Government on Thursday said the phase six of the Eko Atlantic City would be completed in October 2019. The Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Dr. Babatunde Adejare, stated this in Ikeja during the briefing of his ministry to mark the third anniversary of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode’s administration.
He said “the Nigeria’s premium rising smart city situated adjacent to Victoria Island” was designed to stand on 10 million square metres of land reclaimed from ocean and had six phases of implementation.
He said, “Phase one and two have already been completed with roads, potable water to the World Health Organisation’s standard, fibre optics advanced telecommunication facilities and over 10,000 trees planted the city.
“The new city emerging will change the aesthetics of the coastline and real estate market.’’
Adejare said work was progressing on the construction of nine jetties with shelter and shoreline protection, as well as channelisation of four new ferry routes to boost water transport in the state.
“The projects, upon completion, will help reduce pressure on road infrastructure,” he added.
The Commissioner said the first phase of the reclamation and protection of Badagry Marina involving shoreline protection had been completed, adding that within the last three years, the government completed the Epe Marina, reclamation of Lekki Foreshore scheme and Orange Island.
Adejare said the government had been monitoring dredging and operation of private beaches, adding that arrangements were being made to engage professional beach guards to forestall any danger.