- More than 80% of the country's land area lies at less than one meter above sea level – meaning rising sea levels and coastal erosion pose a threat to its very existence.
- Designed by Netherlands-based Dutch Docklands, it will feature thousands of waterfront residences and services floating along a flexible, functional grid across a 200-hectare lagoon.
- A network of bridges, canals, and docks will provide access across the various segments and connect shops, homes, and services across the lagoon.
- Construction is due to start in 2022, and the development will be completed in phases over the next five years – with a hospital and school eventually being built.
- Renewable energy will power the city via a smart grid, and homes will start at $250,000 in order to attract a diverse range of buyers, including local fishermen who have lived in the area for centuries.
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