대우건설이 지난해 10월 수주한 이라크 남부 바스라 주(州)의 침매터널 제작장 건설사업이 순조롭게 진행되면서 9일(현지시간) ’알 주바이르(Al Zubair) 해저터널‘ 본공사가 시작됐다.
이라크 뉴스매체 바그다드 포스트는 9일(현지시간) “이라크 기획부 장관 겸 국회 서비스산업위원회 위원장이 참석한 가운데 알 주바이르 해저터널 착공식이 열렸다”고 보도했다.
Shafaq News / The Minister of Transport, Abdullah Al-Laibi announced on Sunday, laying of the cornerstone for the first tunnel for vehicles to travel under a waterway in Basra Governorate.
Iraq lays the cornerstone for the first underwater tunnel
Al-Laibi said in a statement received by Shafaq News, "We will embark on the first stage of the construction project for the tunnel of Al-Zubayr channel for the manufacture of concrete parts in accordance with the contract signed with the Korean company Daewoo and under the supervision of the Italian consulting company" Tacentel. "
He added that "the tunnel is considered the first of its kind in the Middle East as a tunnel for vehicles under water in a way to pour and float concrete pieces and download them to the bottom of the channel," explaining that "the length of the tunnel is 2.5 km as the upper surface of the tunnel will be 16 meters deep under water, while the bottom will be 31 meters deep. "