The Minister in charge of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Adamu Aliero, has inaugurated the multi-trillion-naira Abuja Sunrise Hills Estate.
The minister inaugurated the estate on Thursday in the Asokoro District of the Federal Capital City, Abuja as part of the government’s efforts to provide housing to all Nigerians.
Aliero revealed that the new Estate had about 1,000 plots of land to be made available to individuals and corporate organisations to develop according to the standard and specifications of the area.
He reiterated that the project was a fruition of a Public-Private-Partnership between the FCT Administration and Sunrise Estate Development Limited, and therefore urged other members of the Organised Private Sector to take advantage of such initiative.
He disclosed that a Chinese firm had been allocated 400 hectares of land to construct 5,000 houses in the Federal Capital Territory all aimed at addressing housing deficit in Abuja.
Aliero further disclosed that the FCT Administration was also perfecting plans with Korean businessmen to construct thousands of houses in Abuja.
He told the gathering that investment in real estate was not lost “because real estate promises immediate good returns.”
The minister directed the Sunrise Estate Development Limited to immediately commence housing development at the site, recalling that the plot was allocated to them since 2002.
He remarked that the residential and commercial complexes expected in the estate would definitely provide inhabitants with utmost efficiency for living and/or working in the city, while benefiting from the community’s recreational activities.
While advising them to complete the project within two years since there was a ready market, the minister remarked that all these initiatives were being deliberately propelled by the FCT Administration to provide adequate housing to all residents of the Federal Capital Territory in consonance with the seven-Point Agenda of President Umaru Musa Yar’Adau.
He said, “As a Government determined to improve the lives of the people who live and work in the Federal Capital Territory, the FCT Administration recently awarded the contract for the construction of a fly-over bridge and other channelisation works for nearly N5bn with completion period of 18 months”.
He emphasised that with the completion of the fly-over bridge and its service roads, it was envisaged that the traffic flow in and out of Sunrise Hills Estate together with those of Mogadishu Cantonment would be adequately handled to prevent any chaos on the Abuja-Keffi Expressway, which he said was the gateway to Abuja from the eastern and north eastern states of Nigeria especially at peak hours.
The Chairman/Chief Executive Officer of Sunrise Hills Estate, Mr. Said Khalaf, said he had been part of the Abuja dream since he came to Nigeria in 1971.
It does not mention what sort of units 2-3-4 bedroom houses would be built and the so call render is just a flimsy artist impression no prototype or model to show. It looks like one of those plans that never materialise but money gets "paid" for an estate that doesn't materialise.I see this Ghanaian has moved his usual anti-Nigerian drivel from CE. hno:
Could nigeria even house all of it's citizens in the country with this type of development. :nuts:or not.
why would anyone want 'more density' when it's proven to be the source of 90% of urban problems.
Nigeria is large enough to house all it's people with no high-rises. You only need to travel from one state to another to realize how much land there is.Could nigeria even house all of it's citizens in the country with this type of development. :nuts:
What do you want a car depended society that creates pollution like you see in Las Vegas and LA. Smart eco low to midrise developments are the way to go.
Don't get me wrong I think it looks great, but for a country like nigeria they should look to fit more people on such a huge peace of land.
exactly. even if you drive through lagos state, the most populous and smallest geographically, you will see plenty of virgin land.Nigeria is large enough to house all it's people with no high-rises. You only need to travel from one state to another to realize how much land there is.
The new Sunrise Hills Estate in Abuja has about 1,000 plots of land to be made available to individuals and corporate organizations. That means in fact, that a complete new city with thousands of inhabitants is developing. The honourable FCT Minister has inaugurated the multi-trillion Naira prestigious project in February 2010. KSA Electric has got the responsible order to ensure power supply and will moreover install solar street lighting solutions as a long lasting, eco-friendly and sustainable concept.
connection to the 33 kV overhead line
two main power houses, see below
nearly 300 substations, see below
complete 33 and 11 kV cable network
standby emergency generating system as alternate source of power
Main power houses:
two power houses designated
each with three 15 MVA 33/11 kV power transformers
11 and 33 kV gas insulated switchboards (GIS)
nearly 300 pieces designated
each of 500 kVA apparant power
digital control system (DCS)
containing 50 Hz 11/0.415 kV three phase oil transformer,
low and medium voltage switchboard etc.
street, landscape and pedestrian circulation area ligthing
according to European illumination standards
latest 150 to 400 W sodium lamps depending on classified road category
ultra modern LED solar lamps
street light control system
fire alarm and detection system
lightning protective system