To cope with the explosive population growth, the Singapore administration is forced to invest $ 188 million in the development of underground urban and transport infrastructure. It is expected that by 2030 the population of the metropolis will grow from 5.6 million to almost 7 million inhabitants. And that's why Singapore has made a decision - it goes underground.
Already today, Singapore has a subway, underground shopping centers, transport tunnels, as well as a 5-lane underground expressway, Marina Coastal.
The inhabitants of the country have to save on every piece of land. Thus, the construction of an underground storage of ammunition and explosives will free up an area equivalent to 400 football fields. Singapore also has the world's largest underground cooling system.
In 2019, the Singapore government plans to name the areas where the experimental underground spaces will be located. The project provides for the relocation of utilities, the creation of underground reservoirs and the expansion of the underground railway network.
If the projects are successfully implemented, then Singapore will become an example for other large cities. It is expected that by 2050 the world's population will reach 9.8 billion people and the development of underground infrastructure may become one of the solutions to the problem of overpopulation in urban areas.