The project includes more than $ 100 million.

The Norwegian authorities are planning to build the world’s first full-fledged tunnel for ships on a Peninsula Stat in the municipality of Selje, reports the Verge.

Tunnel length of over a mile (1.6 km) will be able to receive cruise and cargo ships. Its width is 36 meters and height over 45 meters.

The government has laid under this project 1 billion Norwegian crowns (118 million dollars) to the state budget for the development of the transport sector for the years 2014-2023. It is expected that construction will begin in 2018 and could take about 4 years.

In the region of the Norwegian sea meets the North, which formed the turbulent undercurrents that caused the deaths of dozens of people over the last few decades.

Previously Norway had ordered from Germany four submarines .