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Will Chile Give Land-Locked Bolivia Ocean Access Via Tunnel?

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posted on May, 22 2009 @ 07:30 PM

The Chilean architects’ plan involves building a long underground tunnel from Bolivia through desert lands in Chile and Peru. It would be big enough for a train, cars, and a natural gas pipeline (click here for illustration). Land removed from the tunnel excavation would be used to make an island in the ocean for Bolivia to build a port. Never mind that the ownership of this ocean area is currently disputed by Peru and Chile. Under the plan, those waters would be made international, jump-roping any messy politics.


Found this pretty interesting!!

Not only do they want to build a tunnel to the ocean, but use the dirt to create an island to build a port.

Seems like a very large undertaking for two relatively poor countries!

It also seems like this could start a war, what are you thoughts?

[edit on 22-5-2009 by breakingdradles]

posted on May, 22 2009 @ 08:00 PM
That looks like a bad accident just waiting to happen. Daylight anyone?
Seems like it'd make more sense and be cheaper to just build a normal road...then again, I guess whatever Chilean firm gets this tunnel contract stands to make some money on the project, so I'm sure it's quite politically charged and conditional.

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