Former U.S. Senator from the state of Alaska Michael gravel said that the authorities of Russia and the United States could gain greater economic benefit if they could build a tunnel under the Bering Strait.
“Instead of exchanging threats, we need to work on projects that unite us” – the politician said in an interview with TASS.
Gravel noted that to build such a tunnel would not be more difficult than a similar structure under the English channel, connecting Britain and France. The length of the tunnel under the Bering Strait would be on the order of 80 km.
In his opinion, in the future, the tunnel may become part of the “rail system that shuttled would be Maglev trains at a speed of about 600 kph from Canada through Alaska to Russia, and further along the “New silk road”, working on Russia and China”.
Business leaders, the U.S. supports the implementation of this project and are ready to invest in it. Michael gravel said that the idea of the tunnel was advanced as time entrepreneur, railroad magnate Edward Henry Harriman. “Harriman all started. The territory of Alaska was surveyed for possible construction of this railway. Thus, to Alaska attracted more attention, which contributed to its development,” he added.
In addition, the politician expressed confidence that businessmen of the USA over time is seriously interested in Russian-Chinese project “New silk way”, although it will be of paramount importance in the twenty-first century without the participation of the American side.Related posts: