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Denmark is planning the Silicon Valley of Europe

South of Copenhagen will be created 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 industry in the North of Europe areas are created, shared with the Danish government and the municipality of Hvidovre on Monday.

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.

Through the project, 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 Ammitzbøll-Bille.

Around Copenhagen lacks a place for the industrial , 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.

ground-breaking ceremony in the year of 2022

Until the project is implemented, 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, could not say a spokeswoman for the municipality of Hvidovre on request.

The artificially created industrial area of Avedøre Holme is located in the South of Copenhagen. Map: Google

Prime Minister Lars Løkke Rasmussen had already been presented at the beginning of October plans for a huge artificial island, the increase of the area of Copenhagen and the city from storm surges and rising sea levels. The new island with the name of the project, Lynette Holmen will offer in some decades, living room for 35'000 people.

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

(oli/sda)

Created: 07.01.2019, 14:23 PM

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