News By/Courtesy: Anusha G Rao | 09 Jan 2019 21:46pm IST

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Denmark government has planned to build 9 artificial islands in southern Copenhagen, in order to attract tourists to boost business, amidst a housing and office shortage.
  • The Industry and business Minister, Rasmus Jarlov, said that their govt was targeting high-tech companies to help boost the investment around these islands and thus in turn boost Denmark’s tourism.
  • The islands would be covering three areas of 3 million square metres (or 32.3 million square feet). The first plots of land will be sold in 2028 for which the financial details haven't been discussed.

The Denmark government has planned to build 9 artificial islands in southern Copenhagen, in order to attract tourists to boost business, amidst a housing and office shortage. The construction of these manmade islands is scheduled to begin in 2022. 

The Industry and business Minister, Rasmus Jarlov, said that their govt was targeting high-tech companies to help boost the investment around these islands and thus in turn boost Denmark’s tourism. However, he also agreed that the need for the production of products we use in daily lives cannot be denied prominence.

The islands would be covering three areas of 3 million square metres (or 32.3 million square feet). The first plots of land will be sold in 2028 for which the financial details of the project have not yet been discussed, will be completed by 2040. The aim is said to attract around 380 companies to the area located near Copenhagen airport. The Danish Chamber of Commerce commented on this mammoth project, saying this would be in lines of the European Silicon Valley. This project follows another major infrastructure initiative announced last autumn, wherein 20,000 new homes will be built on a low-lying land reclaimed from the sea in north of the capital.

 

Section Editor: Shreyashi Tiwari | 09 Jan 2019 21:49pm IST


Tags : #Denmark #Islands #Tourism #Developed #Artificial

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