Akon’s proposed dream city which will be built in Senegal now has a builder attached to it. U.S.-based engineering and consulting firm KE International has entered into a $6 billion USD contract with Akon to build the city. The President of Senegal, Macky Sall, plans for the city to act as a special tax zone with full infrastructure like roads, a Hamptons Hospital campus, Hamptons Mall, residences, hotels, police, schools, waste facilities, and a solar power plant.
Akon will also look to have the city be LEED-certified (Leader in Energy and Environmental Design) drawing foreign investment from tax incentives. The city will also run on AKOIN, Akon’s cryptocurrency. Akon City is set to be completed by 2030.