Caixin OnlineEnvironment En Route to the Bohai Tunnel
12.11.2012 18:01

En Route to the Bohai Tunnel

An idea to cut down on transport time along the Liaodong Peninsula in northeastern China is becoming a plan to build the world's longest undersea tunnel
By staff reporter Xu Chao

(Beijing) -- While a long coastal drive can be counted as a leisurely pursuit for some, the 1,800 kilometers of roads around the bend of the Bohai Sea remains a hard slog for those in the business of land transport.

From the city of Penglai, Shandong Province, to Lushun, Liaoning Province, the shortest distance between the two cities is a mere 106 kilometers. But not taking the long way around won't be an option until an undersea tunnel is in place.

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