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Bering Strait Tunnel Moving Forward
April 18, 2007
The UPF vision of a Bering Strait Tunnel could be taking a big step forward very soon. A high level delegation of Russian diplomats and engineers will present plans for the construction of a tunnel, pipeline and fiber-optic link to US and Canadian officials as early as next week, according to Bloomberg News. Tunnel projects have been proposed for more than 100 years, most recently by UPF Founder Dr. Sun Myung Moon in 2005.
Russia plans to build the world's longest tunnel, a transport and pipeline link under the Bering Strait to Alaska, as part of a $65 billion project to supply the U.S. with oil, natural gas and electricity from Siberia.
The project, which Russia is coordinating with the U.S. and Canada, would take 10 to 15 years to complete, Viktor Razbegin, deputy head of industrial research at the Russian Economy Ministry, told reporters in Moscow today. State organizations and private companies in partnership would build and control the route, known as TKM-World Link, he said.
A 6,000-kilometer (3,700-mile) transport corridor from Siberia into the U.S. will feed into the tunnel, which at 64 miles will be more than twice as long as the underwater section of the Channel Tunnel between the U.K. and France, according to the plan. The tunnel would run in three sections to link the two islands in the Bering Strait between Russia and the U.S.
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We must encourage and applaud the courage of those few who see the need to unearth hidden issues of positive development for the next generation of our world. As I salute the vision and courage of Dr. Moon in joining forces to actualize this, I hope the world leaders will take a cue from it and use the opprounities ahead for the benefit of the larger society.
Mohammed Bougei Attah, Ambassador for Peace
The construction of the Bering Tunnel shall be a huge step toward Universal Peace. As the Russian proverb says: "Those who trade never fight."
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