Connect with us

Metro

World’s First Floating City Could Be Completed By 2025

Published

on

City222

The world’s first floating city could be completed as early as 2025.

For many years, architects and engineers have discussed building such a pioneering conurbation, but turning these visions into reality has proven difficult, with local governments unwilling to sign off on such ambitious proposals.

A breakthrough came on Thursday (18 November) though, when the South Korean city of Busan gave such a city the go-ahead, in collaboration with the project’s designer, OCEANIX, and the UN Human Settlement Programme (UN-Habitat).

Busan has given the city the go-ahead. Credit: OCEANIX

Reports claim it’s been proposed that the city will cover 75 hectares and will accommodate 10,000 residents. It will be comprised of many hexagonal islands, with each two-hectare neighbourhood home to communities of 300.

Neighbourhoods will be grouped in clusters of six around a protected central harbour, forming a village of up to 1,650 residents.

The city ‘is designed to grow, transform and adapt organically over time, evolving from neighbourhoods, to village, to cities with the possibility of scaling’, but the design and future expansion plans aren’t set in stone just yet.

Dogs welcome, it seems. Credit: OCEANIX
Dogs welcome, it seems. Credit: OCEANIX

Itai Madamombe, co-founder of OCEANIX, told Insider: “It just happened that Busan is the best place for us to deploy this prototype.

“But this is something that we hope will be useful to all coastal cities around the world, and all coastal communities who are facing the challenge of sea-level rise.”

The idea is that the city will rise with the sea and therefore be flood-proof, while also producing its own energy, fresh water and food, with cages under the islands used to house seafood.

OCEANIX will now work with local designers to tailor the city to the local area, with the results to be presented to a UN roundtable in April.

The cost is estimated at $200 million (£149 million).

(Visited 62 times, 62 visits today)


Subscribe to our Youtube Channel :

Follow Us on Instagram

GET IT NOW

Metro

Genevieve Nnaji Embraces Her Grey Hair In New Photo

Published

on

gene

Nollywood actress, Genevieve Nnaji shared a photo of herself with her sisters all spotting strands of grey hair with confidence.

The actress captioned the photo thus: “The grey area we play in. Sisters”

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Subscribe to our Youtube Channel :

Follow Us on Instagram

GET IT NOW

Continue Reading

Metro

Canadian doctor delivers ‘Miracle’ baby on flight

Published

on

Doctor

A Canadian doctor has told of her joy after delivering a “Miracle” baby on an overnight flight to Uganda.

Dr Aisha Khatib, a professor at the University of Toronto, was about one hour into her Qatar Airways flight from Doha to Entebbe when the call went out.

A Ugandan migrant worker travelling home from Saudi Arabia was about to deliver her first child.

The baby, early at 35 weeks, was born healthy, and was named Miracle Aisha, after the doctor.

Dr Khatib, bleary-eyed from a gruelling work schedule back in coronavirus-plagued Toronto, was enjoying a well-earned rest on the third leg of her trip.

But she did not hesitate when a voice on the intercom asked if there was a doctor aboard.

“I see a crowd of people gathered around the patient,” Dr Khatib told BBC News.

At this point she was assuming it was a critical situation, like a heart attack.

“As I got closer see this woman lying on the seat with her head toward the aisle and feet towards the window. And the baby was coming out!”

Dr Khatib was helped by two other passengers – an oncology nurse and a paediatrician from Doctors Without Borders (MSF).

The baby was crying “robustly”, she said. Following a quick check, she passed the infant to the paediatrician for a closer inspection.

“I looked at the baby, and she was stable, and I looked at the mom and she was OK,” says Dr Khatib.

“So I was like, ‘Congratulations it’s a girl.’ Then the entire plane started clapping and cheering and was like ‘Oh right, I’m on a plane and everybody is watching this.’”

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Subscribe to our Youtube Channel :

Follow Us on Instagram

GET IT NOW

Continue Reading

Metro

Zambian Doctors Failed to Separate Twins

Published

on

Doctors Twins

“WE HAVE FAILED TO SEPARATE THE TWINS” – ZAMBIAN DOCTORS

Zambian Medical Doctors have finally decided that the country’s latest conjoined twins, Joshua and James will not be separated due to the intricate nature of the anticipated operation.

Clinical Care and Diagnostic Services Director, Dr. Alex Makupe has disclosed to Diamond news in an exclusive interview that a team of experts has resolved not to go ahead with the operation to separate the children.

He has explained that carrying out the operation would be devastating to the parents as one child will have to be sacrificed.

Dr. Makupe says in the next few weeks a house will be found for family in Eastern Province where they will be accompanied by a social worker as well as a physio therapist for continued monitoring.

The six months old conjoined twins were born in Eastern Province.

Source: Zambia Accurate Information

 

(Visited 1 times, 1 visits today)

Subscribe to our Youtube Channel :

Follow Us on Instagram

GET IT NOW

Continue Reading

Trending

NgGossips.com