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Mr. Old insists – much to the dismay of his own coalition colleagues: “There will be…a tunnel between Fámjin and Ørðavík.”

Henrik Old, the Faroese transport minister, has been heavily criticized by some of his own coalition colleagues after stating earlier this week that he still wants to prioritize construction of the tunnel between the villages of Fámjin and Ørðavík on Suðuroy.

Henrik Old, the Faroese transport minister, has been heavily criticized by some of his own coalition colleagues after stating earlier this week that he still wants to prioritize construction of the tunnel between the villages of Fámjin and Ørðavík on Suðuroy, reports Kvf.fo.

Mr. Old, who originally comes from the village of Vágur on Suðuroy, has been chided by Ruth Vang, the chairwoman of the Finance Committee, who has pointed out ”that the transport minister’s credibility is now on the line.”

Mr. Old announced in March his ministry’s decision to prioritize building a new road tunnel between the villages of Fámjin and Ørðavík on Suðuroy over a new road tunnel between the villages of Dalur and Húsavík on Sandoy. Meanwhile, the Financial Committee recommends prioritizing the tunnel between Dalur and Húsavík.

Kvf.fo writes that ”the Prime Minister himself (Aksel V. Johannesen) refuses to comment on the matter until the discussions are concluded.”

Hence, the questions remains: Who will be the first one to get a road tunnel? The inhabitants of Dalur? Or the inhabitants of Fámjin?

Image credits: Kvf.fo

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