Kenya is setting the pace for other African countries to emulate in mixed-use developments. Nigeria rolls out replica project of Kenya’s Tatu City.
Lagos State government in partnership with Rendeavour have broken ground for construction of Alaro City which is a work-and-live gated community combining industrial villages, social amenities and real estate development to house the workforce.
Late in November last year, Kenya received a delegation from Nigeria who visited Ruiru based Tatu City to learn how to set up a similar venture in Lagos, Nigeria.
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This has now come to fruition after Lagos State Government in partnership with Rendeavour held a groundbreaking ceremony for 2,000-hectare, Alaro City which is modeled around Tatu City.
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Lagos state Governor Akinwunmi Ambode said the investment by Rendeavour in Alaro City would enhance the Lekki Free Zone as the gateway of choice to Nigeria and West Africa.
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Alaro City is a mixed-use development with industrial and logistics locations, complemented by homes to house those who would work in firms based at the city as well as offices, schools, healthcare facilities, hotels, entertainment as well as parks and open spaces.
Rendeavour is undertaking similar projects in Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia and Democratic Republic of the Congo.
As a master developer, Rendeavour invests about 25 billion shillings in creating the infrastructure as well as living and working spaces that meet the aspirations of the middle classes and serve as a catalyst for urban development and decongesting cities.
Satellite cities like Alaro City and Tatu City have emerged as one of the best ways to accommodate a growing population while maintaining urban plans and preserving green spaces.
Rendeavour is currently building seven new cities in Africa: in Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Zambia and Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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