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China to invest $17 billion in world’s longest undersea rail tunnel

中国将投资170亿美元建世界最长海底隧道



FILE PHOTO: A general view of Helsinki, Finland, where the tunnel is to start ?

照片:芬兰赫尔辛基鸟瞰图,隧道将从这里开建?

An ambitious train rail lix, designed to connect the Finnish and Estonian capitals through the bottom of the Gulf of Finland, has attracted 15 billion (US$17 billion) from China-owned Touchstone Capital Partners.

一条野心勃勃的铁路,计划通过芬兰湾连接芬兰和爱沙尼亚首都,吸引了来自中国点石基金公司的150亿欧元投资(约合170亿美元)。

Finest Bay Area Development Oy inked a memorandum of understanding with the Chinese fund, which sponsors Beijing’s Belt and Road initiative, to provide funding for the Helsinki-Tallinn tunnel, the company announced on Friday. One-third of the 15 billion funding will come as a private equity investment, with Touchstone taking a minority share in the project, and the remaining two-thirds as debt financing.

周五,支持“一带一路倡议”的芬兰湾区公司宣布,与中国点石基金公司签署了一份备忘录,中国点石基金公司将为赫尔辛基 -塔林隧道提供资金。150亿欧元中的50亿欧元将作为私募股权,中国点石基金公司将占少数股份,其余的三分之二将作为债务融资。

The Chinese financing will be available to Finest Bay Area Development as the project progresses. The partners are to further agree on financial details of the contract over the next six months.

中国点石基金公司将根据项目进度向芬兰湾区公司提供投资。在未来的六个月内,双方将进一步商定投资细节。



Beijing has been investing in multiple projects around the world via its multi-trillion-dollar Belt and Road Initiative (also known as the One Belt and One Road Initiative). The project aims to boost connectivity and cooperation between East Asia, Europe, and East Africa.

中国通过“一带一路”倡议在全球进行多边投资,该倡议旨在促进东亚,欧洲和东非之间的连通和合作。