Peter Stewart, PortandTerminal.com, February 10, 2019
Valencia, Spain – The municipal government of the City of Valencia says that it has no information about an undersea tunnel that is to be built linking its port, the Port of Valencia and the Port of Sagunto, 33 km away.
While not a great example of the Port of Valencia managing local stakeholders, the project does make up for its lack of communication with an ambitious vision.
President of the local government Ximo Puig announced the project, explaining that its construction would avoid an unnecessary build-up of freight traffic on roads in the immediate area.
The Port of Valencia announced that it will build the undersea tunnel ,expected to cost €400m, to provide access from the proposed northward expansion of the port in the city of Valencia to the harbour at Sagunto.
Half of the funding for the €400m project will come from an economic development ministry and Valencia port authority Autoridad Portuaria de Valencia (APV).
The tunnel, which will require the signing of a protocol with the Valencia autonomous government, will provide access from the proposed northward expansion of the port in the city of Valencia to the harbour at Sagunto, which is also part of the APV.
It is unclear at this time why the local government of Valencia would be unaware of such a major project.
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