Posted on August 21, 2017
The Lagos State Government on Monday said the Oworonshoki waterfront would soon be transformed into one of the biggest entertainment hubs in Nigeria.
The Commissioner for Waterfront Infrastructure Development, Ade Akinsanya, said the project would improve the security of the environment and attract investments in water transport.
The commissioner said, “The proposed entertainment and mega ferry terminal site, already under reclamation, will divert some of the heavy human and vehicular traffic away from the Lagos Island.
“Commuters transiting through the terminal will not only enjoy state-of-the-art infrastructure, they will also be able to park and cruise in the state-of-the-art jetty, thus reducing the carbon emission level and travel time within the city,” Akinsanya said.
Explaining that the project would be in three phases, Akinsanya said the phase one, which was the ongoing reclamation of the 29.5 hectares of the project site, would be completed by November 2017.
He said, “This will be followed by phase two, which will involve provision of shoreline protection and reconstruction of 2.8-kilometre Ariyo Street as an alternative road that will run under the Third Mainland Bridge along with other infrastructure. It will be completed by June 2018.
“The third phase, which will be financed by public-private-sector, will involve the construction of the mega jetty and bus terminal with entertainment and tourism facilities like boutiques, hotels, as well as a 1,000-capacity car park.”