Messrs Eagle Hills, the Abu Dhabi-based real estate investment and development company handling the development of Abuja Centenary City, has appointed construction giants, Julius Berger Nigeria PLC as a key collaborator and developer of the multi-billion dollar city.
Centenary City is a joint venture between the Federal Government and Eagle Hills to create the city of the future in Abuja. This milestone development is envisaged as a city within the city, and is expected to add tremendous value to the Nigerian economy.
A Board member of Eagle Hills, Mohamed Alabbar gave reasons for the collaboration with Julius Berger. “Julius Berger has a long and distinguished record of delivering important projects in Nigeria and we are delighted to partner with them to develop Abuja Centenary City. Abuja Centenary City will be the world’s second-largest private city development. It will promote world-class multinational and domestic businesses in a planned environment that will encourage business and trade in the 21st century,” he said
“Eagle Hills has unprecedented credentials for creating mixed-use master-planned communities, with a pedigree as a developer of global mega-projects. All of the residential projects create a lifestyle that captures the very best the city has to offer. Eagle Hills is focused on the development of new city hubs in fast-growth international markets,” Alabbar said
The Managing Director of Julius Berger Nigeria Plc, Detlev Lubasch promised to bring the company’s expertise to bear on the project. “Being part of the Abuja Centenary City project is a testament to our long standing commitment to Nigeria. Our goal goes beyond working on the development of this iconic city. We are strongly focused on transferring knowledge to our Nigerian employees through training and development – and are proud of our contribution to the development of specialist and technical skills of our workforce here,” he said.
Julius Berger has played a strong role in the development of Nigeria’s industrial and civil infrastructure for close to 50 years. During this time, the company became closely involved in the planning and construction of Nigeria’s new capital, Abuja FCT.
Credits: Vanguard News