Faroe Islands 2007

Yearbook 2007 Faroe Islands. The Faroe Islands planned record-high investments in new tunnel construction during the year. The Lagtinget decided to build a road tunnel about 12 kilometers below the sea between Streymoy and Suðuroy for the equivalent of close to SEK 1 billion. In addition, the autonomous government negotiated with private contractors a similar tunnel between the capital Tórshavn on Streymoy and Eysturoy to reduce travel time by car from three quarters to a few minutes. Because of its fishing fleet, the Faroe Islands have among the highest emissions of carbon dioxide per capita in the world, but now the island is investing in renewable energy. During the year it was announced that the Faroe Islands are planning to be the first in the Nordic region in 2010 to…
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