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Ready for the island: Copenhagen wants to grow

Copenhagen is densely populated, but wants to attract new companies. The solution: the city of artificial Islands to provide space for companies and people. Of a European "Silicon Valley" is mentioned.

South of Copenhagen up to the year 2040, nine artificial Islands for commercial settlements. With the project "Holmene" will be one of the largest, most sustainable and most innovative industrial zones North of Europe, informed the Danish government and the municipality of Hvidovre. 12,000 jobs are to be created on the Islands.

the Director of The employers ' Association Dansk Erhverv, Ex-economy Minister Brian Mikkelsen, said the TV station TV2 is already a "European Silicon Valley" that could arise.

By the project of the site in Denmark will be strengthened in international competition, if it is going to bring companies to the country, said Minister of the interior Simon Emil Ammitzböll-Bille.

architects Illustration of Holmene, the Islands in front of Copenhagen

a growth engine for Denmark

in and Around Copenhagen lacks a place for the industry, said Minister of economy, Rasmus Jarlov. "It is extremely important that we work to strengthen the framework conditions for growth and development in the capital region." The project is an engine of growth for the whole of Denmark.

is implemented To the project, it will still take many years: The first sod is to be set in 2022, 2040 Holmene to be "" (English: "the small Islands"). How expensive the project is estimated to be, is still unclear.

protection from storm surges

Prime Minister Lars Lökke Rasmussen had already been presented at the beginning of October plans for a huge artificial island, which increase the surface area of Copenhagen and the city from storm surges and rising sea levels. The new island with the project name "Lynette Holmen" is supposed to be in a few decades of living space for 35,000 people.

The project "Holmene" is, however, a purely economic project, said Jarlov. Copenhagen has already faces several man-made country - including in the area of the North harbour and the island of Amager to the East.

An Illustration shows how the island could be in the South of Copenhagen.

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