This file photo taken on February 11, 2017 shows a labourer standing at a construction site in Kuwait City of the Sheikh Jaber Al-Ahmad Al-Sabah causeway, one of the largest infrastructure projects to be constructed. AFP / Yasser Al-Zayyat
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Kuwait is building one of the world's longest causeways to its north where it will pump billions into "Silk City," aiming to revive the ancient Silk Road trade route.The 36-kilometer bridge, three-quarters of it over water, will cut the driving time between Kuwait City and Subbiya to 20-25 minutes from 90 minutes now.Investment in the Silk City project is expected to top $100 billion, and a 5,000-megawatt power plant has already been built in Subbiya.Kuwait boasts a $600-billion sovereign wealth fund, and is in the middle of a five-year development plan stipulating investments worth $115 billion.The causeway project consists of the main bridge north to Subbiya and a 12.4-kilometer bridge running west, dubbed the Doha Link.The bridge is between 9 meters and 23 meters above sea level.
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