By Our Correspondent
Cross River Governor, Senator Ben Ayade says the proposed Calas Vegas city to be located at Twins Island in the state is a heritage of legendary Scottish missionary, Mary Slessor.
Ayade disclosed this in an interview with government house correspondents shortly after a tour and inspection of the Twins island where the new city will be located on a 3 km by 3 km piece of land and plots allocated for free.
“We made the right choice of location and geography of the new Calas Vegas city, a heritage of Mary Slessor here in Calabar” Ayade said and gave other details concerning the design of the city which he said will boost the tourism industry in the state with a phase to be ready by December 2017 as part of the Calabar festival activities will terminate there.
Ayade who was welcomed by the natives while on the inspection tour of the perimeter fence of the proposed site said that; “We are building a resort located in Twin Island, a heritage of Mary Slessor here in Calabar Cross River is offering a tourist destination for Africa in Calas Vegas, Calabar. What we have done today was a historical circulation around the perimeter fencing of Calas Vegas, and we have come to the conclusion that we made a right choice of location, of geography, of place and the locals were warmth and received us with ceremonial dance steps that will be forming part of the beauty of Calas Vegas city.
“Indeed, the whole of Nigeria and indeed Africa, be prepared as we enter into next year to receive a brand new city which is the most fantastic, cleanest, most sophisticated, most digital, beautiful city on planet earth. You overlook the horizon and scape of the wonderful setting and rising of the sun, it allows you the beauty to see the whales when they comes out in early morning and see them in their family movement”.
The governor who said that he “can’t wait to get Calas Vegas started” explained that when completed, the city will provide visitors opportunity to relax in beautiful huts, picnic and festivities infrastructure, cinemas for relaxation among others and can only be accessed by air or by water, thereby creating exclusivity of some sort.
On land allocation, Ayade explained that the residential area will be given at no cost, but only to worthy individuals committed to invest as soon as land is allocated to them.
Also, he said that Certificates of Occupancy will also be awarded as soon as the land is allocated to the would be prospective builders for their holiday homes.
“The residential area will be given at no cost, but only to worthy individuals committed to invest as soon as land is allocate to them and that Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) will also be awarded as soon as the land is allocated to the would be prospective builders for their holiday homes” Ayade said.
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