Category : Technology
The Middle Kingdom is growing faster every year to become a global power in every field. Recently, the longest sea bridge was built there, and now the construction of the longest underwater tunnel on Earth began.
The investment is to be 125 kilometers long and will run under the Pohaj Strait. The tunnel will directly connect the rapidly developing city of Yantai, located on the Shandong Peninsula, with the city of Dalian, lying on the Liaotung Peninsula. In addition, it will also create a new line for fast transport of goods from one end of the country to the other.
Currently, the journey from one city to another takes a car up to 13 hours, while the ferry crossing is about 7 hours. The tunnel is supposed to shorten the road to just over an hour. The government will allocate about 45 billion dollars for the whole investment. Interestingly, this is not one of the projects carried out with such a large scale in this country.
The government wants to build the longest underwater tunnel in the world connecting China with Taiwan. The railway tunnel, with the initial name Chunnel, was ultimately at least 135 kilometers long. The investment worth $ 14 billion will consist of three tunnels, namely two main tunnels and one smaller one lying in the middle of them. It will act as an evacuation and service passage. Each of the tunnels will be 10 meters wider than those known from the Eurotunnel. The project also involves the construction of artificial islands. On them will be located ventilation systems, power supply and landing pad for helicopters.
A similar investment is also considered by the United Arab Emirates. The project involves the construction of a high-speed rail that will move in special tunnels located in the depths of the Gulf of Oman and the Arabian Sea. The authorities want to create a quick connection between the two key business capitals of the Middle East and Asia, namely Dubai and the Indian Bombay. The tunnel is to be 1800 kilometers long.
In the future, all the continents will become together with the tunnels and bridges. Do you agree? We do think so.