(YNetNews) The World Bank announced that the Red-Dead pipeline project, meant to connect the Red Sea with the Dead Sea, is financially feasible.

The Bank deliberated the project for six years. February will see the onset of the appeals stage, which will be headed by various environmental groups that are warning of a potentially catastrophic disaster to both bodies of water.

Should the project, which has the estimated costs of $12 billion, mature, the 180-kilometer pipeline’s construction is likely to take at least five years.

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