Swedes want to move the entire town by 3 kilometers

Swedes want to move the entire town by 3 kilometers

Kiruna, the northernmost town in the country, will be moved by 3 km to the east. In the next 10 years 20 thousand people living in the three thousand residential buildings will be relocated. The reason is the iron mine, which is literally threatening to bring the city down, according to ee24.com citing themovechannel.com.

In addition to residences, more than 200 thousand square meters of commercial premises, schools and hospitals will be shifted. The locals are afraid to buy property in this city in Sweden, because it can be moved in next 5-10 years.

The mining company will spend more than a billion dollars on demolition and new construction. The old church will be carefully dismantled and reassembled in a new location. The new centre of Kiruna will be denser, with an abundance of offices and commercial buildings.