Kiribati is going to be the first floating country in the world

05.09.2013

Tiny island country in Oceania with population of 100 000 people is threatened by rising sea level. If the process continues, the country is going to be covered with water in 100 years. That’s why the country’s president is going to adopt a floating city project, developed by japanese engineers, and resettle the country.

Tiny island country in Oceania with population of 100 000 people is threatened by rising sea level

If everything goes according to the plan, Kiribati’s residents will move to the water lily-shaped islands, 4 km in diameter. In the center of every island there will be a skyscraper with apartments for 30,000 people, offices, shops and technical facilities. Vertical farms will be arranged in hollow skyscrapers, and croplands, forests and fields will be placed on the foundation of the island. 10 000 people will be able to live there. The project costs about half a trillion dollars, which is 3 000 times more than Kiribati’s GDP in 2012 - 175 million dollars.