The second part includes a 4.7 kilometer long Doha highway, with five 725-meter high bridges and a 7.7-kilometer-long sea bridge
, three traffic lanes and a safety lane in each direction costing KD 165.7 million (about USD 544 million).
It has a population of over nine million people and is home to the Jiaozhou Bay Bridge, the world's longest sea bridge
The bridge's dimensions say it all: at 34 miles in length, it is the world's longest sea bridge
. Its construction mandated three man-made islands and used 60 times more steel than the Eiffel Tower.
The longest sea bridge
in the world, the Jiaozhou Bay Bridge is supported by more than 5000 pillars and stretches for 26 miles.
"This could look, for example, at financing the Tidal Lagoon project in Swansea Bay - linked to the Wales-Ireland interconnector - or the Celtic Sea Bridge
between Northern Ireland and Scotland.
Military Sealift Command (MSC) ships, establishing both an air and sea bridge
During a five-year construction boom in the Maldives, China built a sea bridge
connecting the capital, Male, to the main airport and is developing the airport itself, as well as building housing on land reclaimed from the sea.
Image Credit: AP Longest sea bridge
: World's longest seacrossing bridge opens between Hong Kong- Zhuhai-Macau Bridge on October 23.
Mr Paisley cited the recently opened Hong Kong-Zhuhai-Macau Bridge - the world's longest sea bridge
- as a working example.
The big worry for Solih's team is the debt the country has run up with Chinese lenders for projects such as a mile-long sea bridge
connecting the airport to the capital, the airport expansion itself and massive housing projects on reclaimed islands.
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