Abuja — Seven countries have begun building their permanent embassies during a Diplomatic Drive, a travel allocated to them in Abuja.
They are Egypt, Iraq, Kenya, Turkey, Benin Republic, Serbia and Cote d’Ivoire.
The Iraqi Ambassador to Nigeria, Mr Ali Al-Amery, pronounced a new embassy would be finished by Apr subsequent year, adding that it would accommodate a consular bureau as well.
Al-Amery pronounced a internal construction company, Sahar Continental, was doing a plan which, according to him, would cost about 3 million dollars.
The Ambassador of Serbia, Mr Rifat Rondic, gave early 2014 as a approaching date of execution of a plan that is being rubbed by Energo company, a Serbian firm.
He did not state a cost of a project.
Investigation suggested that many of a embassy projects are being by inland construction companies.
Some embassies — Ghana, China, a U.S., Niger, Angola, Sudan, Ethiopia, Cuba and Liberia — are already handling from a Diplomatic Drive.
Others are Palestine, North Korea, Brazil, Sierra Leone and Burkina Faso.
South Africa, Pakistan, Italy and a Netherlands embassies work from Constitution Avenue, an prolongation of a Diplomatic Drive.
Also reports that detached from a embassies, a area also houses a supervision agency, a church and an vehicle dealership and this has led to criticisms by confidence experts.
“If supervision has designated a area for a embassies, no other group should be situated there; it is called tactful Drive; we trust a aim is to have a series of a tactful offices in one location.
“Not usually for easy access, though also for confidence reasons,” Mr Emmanuel Ekpu, a confidence expert, said.
The UN House, pounded by a Boko Haram group in Aug 2011, is also located on a Diplomatic Drive. (NAN)