Eko Atlantic Project Reclaims 5,000,000 Sq m Land From Sea
By Sanchita Mukherjee | February 23, 2013 11:27 PM EST
Eko Atlantic, a new face in impressive urban construction in Nigeria, set records when it recently announced the successful reclamation of 5,000,000 square metres of land from the sea through its project.
Eko Atlantic, the idealised new city for Lagos, Nigeria drew outstanding presidential praise from both the Nigerian President, Goodluck Jonathan, and the former President of the United States of America, Bill Clinton during a dedication ceremony marking this milestone event.
The interesting Eko Atlantic land reclamation project was initiated in February 2008, with a 7-year unearthing operation planning to re-create 8,000 square metres of new land every day.
Aiming to build what they wanted to name, 'The Great Wall of Lagos', the Chagoury Group - developers and planners of Eko Atlantic, based in Lagos, Nigeria, zealously endeavoured to protect Victoria Island from coastal erosion due to the Atlantic Ocean forces.
Describing the development of Eko Atlantic as an outstanding initiative, President Jonathan said, "This landmark event is continuing the good news narrative that Nigeria must now embrace permanently. You cannot be hearing only ugly stories. Eko Atlantic City is bringing us happiness and this happiness has come to stay."
Ever since the commitment was made by the developers, the revetment named 'The Great Wall of Lagos' has accomplished a feat of a distance covering three and a half kilometres. This accomplishment of recovering land from the sea, gives Nigeria half the land to build a new city.
The Great Wall has rediscovered the coastline of Victoria Island and restored it to where it was a century ago before coastal erosion began to disintegrate the coast and wash it away.
"This is an ingenious engineering feat," said President Clinton. "This is something I am telling you there will be countless numbers of people coming here to study. It is something you can be very proud of."
The developers and city planners of this new city aim at producing 10,000,000 square metres of land on completion, which shall be termed to be ripe for development and analogous in size to the skyscraper district of Manhattan in New York City.
Eko Atlantic is being designed with the aim to provide the space and infrastructure to house 250,000 people and become the workplace for a further 150,000.
To report problems or to leave feedback about this article, e-mail:
To contact the editor, e-mail:
Most Popular Slideshows
- From Fat To Fit: Celebrities Who Were Overweight Before They Became The Beauties That They Are
- Kendall Jenner Could Be Next Victoria's Secret Angel [PHOTOS]
- Taylor Swift Named People's Best Dressed Stars Of 2014 [PHOTOS]
- Champions League Results: Barcelona Barely Escapes With A Win, Chelsea Fails To Hold On To The Lead [PHOTOS]
Join the Conversation
- iPhone 6 Release Down Under – Meet The First People To Have The Newest iPhones
- Masayoshi Son Is Japan’s Richest Man As Softbank Shares Surge Ahead Of Alibaba IPO; More Millionaires Among Alibaba Employees On The Way
- Ex-Male Strippers For Rent At $125/Hour To Act As ManServants
- Alibaba Hikes IPO Price Range To $66-$68 From $60-$66
- Google Nexus 6 Release Date on Q4 2014 Confirmed by T-Mobile Featuring Wi-Fi Calling
- Samsung Galaxy Note 4 vs. BlackBerry Passport — Specifications, Features, Release Date And Price Showdown
- 3 Signs Apple iPhone 6 Could be in Short Supply Following its Sept 19 Release Date
- Australia Actively Rallying Support For International Coalition Against ISIS
- iOS 8 Jailbreak Release Update: Pangu Devs Will Outrace Evad3rs in Rollout of iPhone 6, iPad Unlocker
- Micromax Canvas A1 Vs Spice Dream Uno Vs Karbonn Sparkle V: A Choice On Which Android Is The Best
- Australian Liberals Urge Expat Kiwis To Favour John Key In New Zealand Election