The Maldives are constructing a floating town to cope with rising sea levels

The Maldives are constructing a floating town to cope with rising sea levels ...

The Maldives is a volcanic island forming a number of low-lying islands, 80% of whom are less than one meter above sea level. In a worst-case scenario, the whole country might be submerged by the year 2100 because to rising sea levels.

The floating city being constructed in the Maldives is just ten minutes away from the capital city by boat. It will consist of around 5,000 floating homes, restaurants, schools, and shops, which will be built in a local shipyard and towed into place. Units are anchored to an underwater hull to prevent them from drifting away.

Nearby coral reefs act as a natural wave breaker to reduce movement felt by individuals.

The city will be self-sufficient as well, with most electricity coming via solar. Sewage will be used as plant fertilizer instead of conventional air conditioning. Buildings and homes will be cooled with cold water from the depths of the Indian Ocean.

The price of a studio isn''t all that bad, as it starts around $150,000 and a family property at $250,000.

With the project expected to complete by 2027, the city will expect its first inhabitants to arrive.

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