Germany-Denmark tunnel faces more delays
At a meeting with Danish transport minister Hans-Christian Schmidt in Kiel, Schleswig-Holstein transport minister Reinhard Meyer said that both countries were determined to push the Fehmarn Belt Fixed Link project through.
“Nothing has changed about that,” Schmidt added.
The 17.6-kilometre tunnel for road and rail traffic - expected to be the world's largest underwater tunnel when it opens - was originally expected to cost around €5.5 billion, with most of the costs borne by Denmark.
But officials have decided to change the plans for the tunnel drastically after a study found there was a high risk of legal action under environmental protection laws. ■