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LoH City Unveiling and Groundbreaking Ceremony Set for Q2, 2012

Following successful completion of the master planning and project design phase of the Land of Honey City project, the management and board of directors of the Land of Honey City Abuja Development company have set Q2, 2012 for the official unveiling of the masterplan and groundbreaking ceremony of the project.

The event will hold in Abuja and feature the unveiling of the Land of Honey City masterplan, speech by the FCT Minister, Senator Bala Mohammed, presentations by project development partners e.t.c.

A final date and event programme will be posted on the Land of Honey City website.

LoH City Development Company Concludes Detailed Master Plan

The detailed masterplan for the Land of Honey City Development which commenced in March 2010 at our Portugal project office has been completed. The master plan was designed to international standards to ensure sustainability, functionality, feasibility and desirability of the new city. Project development partners involved in the master planning include Saraiva & Associados, HKR Architects, Gabinete de Estruturas e Geotecnia (GEG) and a host of subcontractors.

Land Of Honey holds inaugural board meeting

The meeting held at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja was presided over by the Chairman Mr. Kola Adefila, with the opening prayer offered by Mr Segun Oyekunle (MD, Abuja Films Village International).

In attendance were Mr. Richard Kingston( MD Kingston International), Mr. Teni Eleoramo, Mr. Toyin Eleoramo, Dr Segun Oyekunle (MD AFVI), Mr. Kola Adefila, Dr Mukhtar Abdu (Director AFVI), Mr. Elegbede Babatunde and Mrs. Iwuchukwu Comfort (Legal Practitioner/Company Secretary)

The chairman expressed how thrilled he was about the magnitude of the project, how much has been done in a short span. He also assured the board of his commitment and willingness to serve in every positive manner.

The project director, Mr. Teniola Eleoramo, was formally endorsed and was given the floor to make his presentation basically on the project’s activity over the year.

His presentation bothered around what has been achieved so far. The achievements included the introduction of the professional teams, the depth of relationship with them and identified their various activities/deliverables and gave brief profiles of them all.

A brief explanation about the site analysis was also presented ranging from existing rural roads, prominent hills, hills adjacent to the area, river/stream, existing settlement and existing rural roads adjacent to the area.

He also made clarifications on the difference between the roads connecting the area to the major town and the roads on the site itself.

The project director explained the municipality structure/LOH city urban management to the board and all concerns raised were duly noted.

It was also pointed out that a clear contract explanation and legal backing would be attached to every property sold and that house types for every site would also be specified.

The project evaluation which was last done as at December 2010 was also presented and the project director assured the board of carrying out another evaluation by December 2011.

Further to the his presentation, the present status of the project, tagged ‘where we are now’ was briefly analysed and items discussed included architectural designs, approval and project launching, developmental charter, municipality structure, responsibilities of AFVI and positioning of the LOH project head office.

To wrap the presentation up, the Project Director, Mr. Teni Eleoramo, was given a thumbs up by the chairman for a job well done and a wonderful presentation. He was also credited for achieving so much in a little time span and getting things out ahead of time.

As part of conclusion to the board meeting, all Resolutions were passed unanimously.

Mr. Toyin Eleoramo moved a motion for adjournment and Dr Abdu Mukhtar seconded it.

The closing prayer was offered by Dr. Abdu Mukhtar.

2nd Design Workshop in Lisbon, Portugal

Present at the meeting were officials from Kingston International, HKR Architects, Saraiva & Associates (S+A) and Gabinete de Estruturas Geotecnia (GEG)

As a way to move the LOH project forward from its design phase and further cement investor’s confidence in its viability, issues discussed at the Lisbon meeting were basically around risks associated with the project and solid foundation on how to tackle them.

Solutions were proffered to all risks identified and each of the professional partners was charged with the responsibility of addressing risks attached to their deliverables.

The Project Director, Teni Eleoramo gave a general introduction and welcomed all to the meeting and expressed his thanks to all for attending. He expressed interest to incorporate alternative power generation systems, including solar and hydroelectric.

The use of the existing road, the new proposed road link and the rail links and how these can be integrated into the design were discussed, and the team also talked through the current phasing model and what potential uses they were looking at.  The Project Director expressed his views about the size, location and phasing of the golf estate.

Phase one will be a series of joined up sustainable communities, each one with its own community facilities. Phase two will be the golf estate. Other phases include large central hospital with community healthcare facilities and Film University.

Other areas to be considered are churches and mosques, Public entertainment, fire services and police stations, use local requirements, private security with CCTV surveillance etc.

Discussion was held on infrastructure by all professional partners. HKR led discussion on road and rail network, GEG looked into gas, power and power options (initial estimates set at 60mw for the development. There will be a strategy developed for the location, type of the power generation, substations and distribution network), housing types and geology.

Water (on site bore holes to cater for a population of 9,000 in phase 1 and an additional 2,000 in phase 2 and a provision of high level reservoir with treatment plant), telecommunication (to develop a strategy for distribution of telecoms and the location as a central station and requirements for satellite connection), storm drainage, energy and solid waste were other infrastructures discussed.

The Project Director explained his vision for the development in particular, the form of the residential units and that it should be done to the IFC (World Bank) standards and any variance to the Regional Government guidelines should be identified and signed off by the Regional Government.

Land of Honey Abuja Kicks-off with Detailed Master Plan

land-of-honey-kicks-offThe Land of Honey Abuja City Development Project has fully commenced operations via the concept master plan/engineering master plan workshop held from March 8 to 11, 2011, at HKR Architects office in Waterloo, London.

It was attended by a full delegation of Kingston International (development managers/project managers and cost consultants); HKR Architects (lead architects); Saraiva Associados (executive architects); Kohath Property Development Company (principal), and Project Solutions Group (potential modular housing contractor).

The services to be provided for the pre-infrastructure phase are valued at about $14 million. This will be fully funded by Imaginative Real Estate Development Solutions (Mauritius). It will cover the concept master plan, initial development management, pre-infrastructure project management, engineering reports/master plan, CGI productions, marketing, design, sales strategy, feasibility studies, site identification reports, development charter production, municipality structure, and development guidelines, and many other strategic programmes.

Teniola Eleoramo, project director, Land of Honey Abuja City Development Company, emphasised that due to the calibre of expertise and associations, the LOH Project has already been generating a lot of excitement in the real estate sector in Africa, as it is potentially going to be a modern, mixed-use, world class city on 1,767 hectares of land in Abuja, the Federal Capital Territory (FCT). The development is located in the Yanga district, which is about 20 minutes drive to the central commercial district in Abuja. The topography of the land will be fully harnessed while planning for the development.

He also mentioned that the engineering master plan will be highly focused on sustainability, energy and environment, back-up energy, traffic and transports engineering, and a proper gas system network.

Kohath Property Development Company (KPDC) employs high investment and business ethics by engaging the best in the field and ensuring compliance to environmental and developmental standards.


Land of Honey Flag-Off Ceremony

Land of Honey Flag-Off CeremonyThe authorities of the Federal Capital Territory and the management of Kohath Property Development Company (KPDC) have signed the deed of sub-lease agreement for the location of the Land of Honey (LOH) Abuja covering an expanse of 1,767 hectares. The FCT minister, Honourable Bala Mohammed; the honourable minister of state Federal Capital Territory Abuja, Navy Captain Omoniyi Olubolade; the Managing Director AFVI, Mr. Segun Oyekunle; Executive Chairman/CEO KPDC, Mr. Teniola Eleoramo; and celebrities of Hollywood and Nollywood were all in attendance to grace the occasion. A Joint Venture agreement with the Power of Attorney was also signed that afternoon on the 14th of December 2010. The signing of the documents signified the start of a favourable atmosphere between the two bodies and all stakeholders.

The flag-off ceremony of the Land of Honey Abuja city development took place on the 14th of December 2010. The colourful event took place at the Transcorp Hilton Hotel, Abuja with Dignitaries in the financial services, construction, real estate developers and the movie industry in attendance. The cocktail event saw eloquent speeches from representatives of the SPV operators; Abuja Films Village International (AFVI), Mr. Segun Oyekunle; Kohath Property Development Company (KPDC), Mr. Teniola Eleoramo; exposing their audience to the vision of the Land Of Honey Abuja City Development. Management Partners from Cyril Sweet and Technical partners were ably represented at the event. They spoke on their confidence and excitement to be a part of the largest private real estate development project in the country. The event paraded stars from Hollywood and Nollywood. Some of them included Akosua Busia, Omotola Jalade-Ekeinde, Geneivive Nnaji, MBGN 2010 Fiona Amuzie and a lot more.