[photopress:tunnel.jpg,full,alignright]Sources from the supervisory division of the Xiamen Xiang’an tunnel project in Fujian province state the project for building the first submarine tunnel in China’s mainland areas — Xiamen Xiang’an tunnel — is progressing smoothly.
One third of the overall project had been completed and this tunnel will have a total length of about 9 km, including a 5.95 km submarine section. Total investment: approximately RMB3.2 billion.
The tunnel project in Jiaozhou Bay in Qingdao, Shandong province, was formally approved by the National Development and Reform Commission in January 2006. It officially started construction in December. Construction is progressing smoothly. The tunnel is about 6,170 meters in length, including a trans-sea part of 3,950 meters. This is city tunnel that accommodates six-lane, two-way traffic.
Across Dalian Bay, a 6km long submarine tunnel will be built in Dalian. Song Zengbin, vice mayor of Dalian, said that the preparations for the submarine tunnel project in Dalian Bay are essentially finished.
The project will start in October 2007, with a preliminary design of six-lane, two-way traffic, and is expected to be completed within two years.
Source: People’s Daily Online