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‘Always believed it can be done’: Mayor of town where Nord Stream 2 connects to Germany speaks to RT as FINAL pipe wielded
8 Sep, 2021 23:19
The Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline project, finally nearing completion, is crucial not only for the big players involved, but also for the small town of Lubmin where the pipe emerges from the Baltic Sea in Germany, its mayor told RT.
Lubmin is a tiny town of just over 2,000 residents, laying on Germany’s northeastern coast. It has found itself in the middle of big infrastructure projects and political games, as it houses receiving stations for Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines. The latter had its last section welded on Monday and is expected to be fully completed shortly.
The presence of those big projects has been extremely beneficial for the town, Axel Vogt, Lubmin’s mayor – who also works as a lifeguard – told RT.
“The pipeline is very important for our town of Lubmin. We already have the Nord Stream 1 project, and we enjoy advantages in the construction stage and in the operating stage. In the construction stage, there are many people here and workers,” Vogt said, adding that expected revenues from the new pipeline will help to further improve infrastructure and social services in the town.