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Denmark must build an artificial island to protect itself from the floods

85 votes in favor, 12 votes against, the Danish Parliament Approved On June 4, the 2.8-square-kilometer artificial island Linettehome will be built north of Refshalion Island, the former industrial area of ​​Copenhagen Harbor.

Although Danish officials estimate that the largest construction project in Danish history will be completed by 2070, Danish officials estimate that it will cost about $ 20 billion and about $ 3.3 billion to begin the fall.

The main purpose is to protect Copenhagen from the ravages of facing rising sea levels and to settle high house prices due to rising demand.

Thus, Lintehome will host 20,000 new homes For 35,000 people, it will be connected to the rest of the Danish capital by metro line, port tunnel and ring road.

Review of Environmental Impact

The project has caused controversy in Danish society and has been heavily criticized by environmental activists for increasing pollution in the region and its impact on water quality and local ecosystems.

The initiative has already been challenged before the European Court of Justice because environmental impact assessments only cover the impact of island construction, but not on infrastructure, housing and other planned urban improvements. Remember Local.

In addition, Swedish Environment Minister Per Poland said in a statement that the work could be halted if Stockholm materials were banned when conditions for construction were clarified. TV2 truck.

Danish Transport Minister Benny Engelbrecht confirmed to the media that Sweden could make changes to show what they needed. Espoo Agreement, Which forces signatories to carry out environmental assessments of facilities that could have a limited impact.

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(Taken from RT in Spanish)