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This is how Africa’s first futuristic city in Senegal will look like when completed in 2035 [Photos]

September 07, 2018 at 09:00 am | Tech & Innovation

Francis Akhalbey

Francis Akhalbey | Staff Writer

September 07, 2018 at 09:00 am | Tech & Innovation

Diamniadio -- Photo Credit: Hussein Bakri/BAD Consultant/Semer Group

In an effort to decongest Dakar as well as rejuvenate the overall economy of the nation, Senegalese authorities hatched up a very daring, innovative and lucrative plan; build a breathtaking futuristic city in Diamniadio.

According to Business Insider, the $2 billion project, which spans 4000 acres and is set to be completed in 2035 features an industrial park, entertainment venues, state ministries, a university as well as residential facilities.

This follows musician Akon’s revelation of building a futuristic city in the same country that will use a cryptocurrency called Akoin – named after himself.

The Akoin website said the president of Senegal had “gifted” Akon 2,000 acres of land for the planned city near the Senegalese capital of Dakar which he named Akon Crypto City.

Akon says it is the first 100% crypto-based city with AKoin at the centre of transactional life where consumers will be able to buy, hold and spend cryptocurrency straight from their smartphones.

Enjoy some 3D photos of the futuristic city in Diamniadio below:

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