Digging largest canal with a length of 60 kilometers cost 1 billion! It's like digging a country on an island
The hosting of World Cup in Qatar brought everyone's attention to Middle East, especially brainwashing theme song that made many people exclaim that it was voice of wealth.
But even if oil tycoons in Middle East are very rich, they still have their problems. Today we will talk with you about the love and hate between Saudi Arabia and Qatar.
Qatar and Saudi Arabia were originally neighbors living in harmony, but with continuous development of oil and natural gas resources, two neighbors have gradually become disgusted with each other in order to compete for market. There are more and more tensions between them, and Saudi Arabia is increasingly unwilling to put up with its years-long struggle with Qatar, a small country with a land area much smaller than its own.
So company looked at their account and came up with a brilliant solution. When this method was proposed, people thought it was a small game of local tyrants, but when it was implemented, people's eyes widened and they lamented what a dastardly move it was. So what harm did Saudi Arabia think to deal with Qatar?
That is, to dig a canal. Actually, channel digging is not a new job. Many famous canals in world are skill and painstaking work of ancients, for example, Suez Canal, Panama Canal and Beijing-Hangzhou Grand Canal in my understanding. a country. These channels all have one thing in common: they are all designed to facilitate inter-regional exchanges and trade, but Salwar Canal, built by Saudi Arabia, does exact opposite.
The process of building Savoy Canal made people understand what speed of money is. In order to build canal in shortest possible time, Saudi Arabia directly invited five companies to bid and began earthworks on same day after start of project was confirmed. After 12 months, $1 billion canal was finally opened to shipping.
The Saval Canal has a total length of 60 kilometers, a width of 200 meters, and maximum depth of canal can reach 12 meters, which fully meets requirements for passage of large cargo ships. After development of canal, plan also included construction of facilities on both sides of canal.
The bare banks of river don't match aesthetics of local tyrants, so they built resorts and private marinas on both sides of river, directly opening up spring to tourism and trade industries, as well as locals. got a lot of job opportunities and praised them This is really a good decision.
While Saudi Arabia celebrated completion of Grand Canal, Qatar looked at canal and was furious. Because of existence of this canal, Qatar directly became an island country, and original three-line transport route by sea, land and air became directly land and air.
What makes Qatar feel speechless is that jurisdiction of this channel is in hands of Saudi Arabia. Once Qatari ships enter this river, they will have to pay additional fees to Saudi Arabia, which greatly increases Qatar's trade costs.
But while actions of Saudi Arabia cause great damage, Qatar has nothing to do with it. When it comes down to it, some people inevitably have doubts, how can there be problems that can't be solved when Qatar is so rich?
In fact, point is not that Qatar does not want to spend money on its solution, but that it cannot be solved by spending money. Betting on oil trade, Qataris have endless money in their pockets, with blessing of money they live an enviable and comfortable life every day, and do not think to participate in disputes.
Even if government provides millions of dollars worth of military benefits, Qataris will still not want to serve in army.
What leaves Qatar speechless is that This canal was built in Saudi Arabia and Qatar has no right to interfere with its construction. This immediately makes Qatar dumb, and can only be in heart every day. Let's hope that damned canal will sooner or later be covered with sand.
When story that Saudi Arabia had dug a channel to isolate Qatar spread around world, many professionals said that Saudi Arabia's behavior was selfish and immoral, not only damaging coordinated development of surrounding territories, but also deepening conflict with Qatar.
However, setting aside international situation and looking only at development of tourism, development of Sarwar Canal by Saudi Arabia has added an iconic tourist attraction. Under seawater intrusion, canal looks like a deep blue gem-colored ribbon across loess, and man-made oases on both sides of it are dotted with it, which is very beautiful from afar.
At same time, Saudi Arabia and Qatar have a stable tropical desert climate, which is known for hot and dry climates. The construction of Saval Canal can promote air circulation to a certain extent, thereby regulating local climate.
Speaking of this, I believe that everyone already has a certain idea about Savar Canal. I wonder if you are interested in going to Saudi Arabia to see splendor of this canal up close?