Estonia to reject China-backed Baltic tunnel plan over security fears : worldnews

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The Estonian government will reject plans to build a China-funded tunnel under the Baltic Sea to Finland due to security concerns, the country’s Minister of Public Administration Jaak Aab said Friday in an emailed statement.

The plan was for a 100-kilometer rail and road link linking Tallinn and Helsinki, with China Railway International Group, China Railway Engineering Company and the China Communications Construction Company all set to secure contracts.

The Estonian ministry said the financial plan was “Unclear” and that the project “Is not in the public interest for many reasons.”

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