Pipeline „GAZELLE“

Pipeline „GAZELLE“ will eventually run through Czechia from far North - all the way to Germany and France. It will be thousands of miles long and the costs are counted in billions. It is a grand project and it involves an international workforce. The enclosed photos illustrate the situation as it was in the summer of 2012 in the area close to the Erzgebirge mountains, which form a natural divide between Germany and Bohemia. The project has a lot of critics too: some claim, that it will deface the countryside and some claim, that there is no profit for Czechia from this project at all: it´s all done by foreign (mainly Turkish) companies and workforce. Others go as far as accusing the project to be one of the biggest fraud and corruption act in the modern history.