Messrs South Energyx Nigeria Limited, developers of the multi-billion naira Eko Atlantic City, Victoria Island, Lagos have noted that infrastructure development in the sprawling city such as roads, drainage, power supply and transportation system is a matter so that there would be connection within the city when the construction of the entire ultra modern city is completed. The Managing Director of South Energyx Nigeria Limited, Mr. David Frame who made this known in a chat with journalists recently, added that the city when completed, would be self-sufficient in terms of power and energy supply, pointing out that the city would be powered by Independent Power Project (IPP). According to him, all electric cables in the city would be buried. Expressing satisfaction with the street lighting on a section of Eko Boulevard, the first paved road in the emerging city which is now being adorned with streetlights, Mr. Frame said the residential and commercial tower blocks under construction in the city can now clearly be seen from Ahmadu Bello Way on Victoria Island and the Marina on Lagos Island. Describing the lighting project in the city as representing another important step in the successful development of Eko Atlantic city, Frame assured that the first row of lights along Eko Boulevard, a paved 8-lane thoroughfare that is over a mile long which is the spine of the Business District, would be extended in the new year as they forge ahead with infrastructure development. According to Frame, “concrete block paved roads, spacious sidewalks and kerbs are being built in the first and second phases of the emerging city. The project development area is now so large and progressing so quickly that it won’t be long before we need internal road signs to drive around. To date, 10 per cent of Eko Atlantic’s roads in Phases 1 and 2 have been paved while 32 per cent have stone-base in place, providing access to vehicles. ‘’Furthermore, 25 per cent of the roads were defined with kerb lines; 56 per cent of storm water drainage installed along with 34 per cent of state-of-the-art communications. Others are 50 per cent of the sewage distribution network established and 36 per cent of the water supply network, which have been completed to date. “The first 15-storey tower in the city would be ready for occupation in first quarter of 2016 as the project is in advanced stage of completion.One of the Eko Pearl Towers would also be ready. Messrs Dar Al-Handasah, an international engineering company is responsible for the development of all infrastructure in the new city. Eko Atlantic is rising on reclaimed land from the Atlantic Ocean. It is a 21st Century city that will compare with United Arab Emirates city of Dubai”, South Energyx boss stated.