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Old Posted Jan 27, 2018, 7:19 PM
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I plan to do all of Greenland - I'm just a bit lazy and busy currently lol. I'll add more projects to the list soon.
What drives the economy? It looks like they are having a building boom but what industries are behind it? Extraction (mining etc)? Fishing? Tech?

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What drives the economy? It looks like they are having a building boom but what industries are behind it? Extraction (mining etc)? Fishing? Tech?
As far as I know, mining. Nuuk itself is getting a big boom though because there is a lot of Danish investment/jobs there. So, the city is gaining almost a thousand new residents a year, most from other cities in Greenland. That creates a huge need for development there. As for southern Greenland and other places, huge investments in the mining sector are coming in. The Qaqortoq area is getting a new airport - the main reason is to help the uranium mining operations that are popping up in the area. Tourism also generates a lot of money for Greenland. And as you said, fishing has been and continues to be a huge industry for Greenland.

EDIT: I'd say another reason why Greenland is pushing for so much development is because they hope to gain self-sufficiency and independence in the future.
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I'd one day love to retire to Southern Greenland especially as the earth warms and Greenland melts... The island will only get warmer and more inhabitable again...

The new airport projects will also open up access and allow for more direct European and American flights again with the possibility of making Greenlandair the new Icelandair with a huge secondary market of transferring people mid-way to their destination like Keflavik is famous for now...

I'm more curious to know what will happen to Narsarsuaq and Kangerlussuaq the two cast off airport former US WWII Air Force bases that are now the primary airports for the nation. They are to be closed once Qaqortoq and Nuuk 2.0 open but I could see companies using these airports for a variety of different things...
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I'd one day love to retire to Southern Greenland especially as the earth warms and Greenland melts... The island will only get warmer and more inhabitable again...

The new airport projects will also open up access and allow for more direct European and American flights again with the possibility of making Greenlandair the new Icelandair with a huge secondary market of transferring people mid-way to their destination like Keflavik is famous for now...

I'm more curious to know what will happen to Narsarsuaq and Kangerlussuaq the two cast off airport former US WWII Air Force bases that are now the primary airports for the nation. They are to be closed once Qaqortoq and Nuuk 2.0 open but I could see companies using these airports for a variety of different things...
The old airports will likely remain open but massively downsized. Kangerlussuaq still has some science related jobs there that will stay - it also has a road to the ice cap which I'm sure will continue to bring in tourists. As for Narsarsuaq, I'm not sure. I suppose it will stay open but most residents there aren't even Greenlandic as far as I know, and I'm not sure how many of the Greenlanders there are even native to Narsarsuaq. I imagine it will stay somewhat populated but only by a small group of Greenlanders who have always lived in the village.
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Look out New York, here comes Nuuk! :-/

Looking at its location on a map I'm wondering why this city ended up being the biggest one? There are some cities farther south - which, presumably, would be a bit balmier - than this one.

But maybe it's just one of those things that happened for random reasons.
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Look out New York, here comes Nuuk! :-/

Looking at its location on a map I'm wondering why this city ended up being the biggest one? There are some cities farther south - which, presumably, would be a bit balmier - than this one.

But maybe it's just one of those things that happened for random reasons.
Fun fact: A popular nickname for Nuuk in Greenland is "Nuuk York City" because like New York, Greenlanders are flocking to Nuuk looking for opportunities in the "big city."

And yes, south Greenland is much warmer and more hospitable - but the Nuuk area comes in a close second place. The Norse settled both the south (near present day Qaqortoq) and the Nuuk area because they were the mildest most hospitable regions. And the climate difference between Nuuk and southern Greenland isn't really enough to make a big difference as far as I know. Nuuk sort of just grew out of a Danish missionary and military settlement that was established in the 1700s.
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I see. Thanks!
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New Hotel Coming to Nuuk:
Source: Kalaallit Nunaata Radio

A new "low-budget" hotel is coming to Nuuk in Spring of 2020. It will be built by Helge Tang and Carl Juhl, the owners of Hotel Hans Egede, a well known upscale hotel in Nuuk. The hotel is going to be built in the center of Nuuk in land that was once home to dilapidated "commie-block" type apartments. This is one phase of a large redevelopment of the neighborhood (Tuujuk) - another hotel is also coming to the neighborhood.

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Tang stated that the reason for building the new hotel was because of the upcoming Nuuk Airport expansion project. He believes that tourism in Nuuk will greatly increase as it becomes the main air-travel hub of the country. The hotel will have 108 rooms for only 799 kroner per night (Around $150 USD). The hotel will be known as "HHE Express" (Stands for Hotel Hans Egede Express)

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I like that new hotel... nice...
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Greenland's courting of China for airport projects worries Denmark
Mar 22, 2018

COPENHAGEN/BEIJING (Reuters) - Greenland is courting Chinese investors and construction companies to help expand three airports, raising concern in the Danish government that Chinese involvement could upset its ally, the United States.

Chinese interest in Greenland, a self-ruling part of the Kingdom of Denmark, comes after Beijing in January laid out ambitions to form a “Polar Silk Road” by developing shipping lanes opened up by global warming and encouraging enterprises to build infrastructure in the Arctic.

Greenland, also eager to benefit from growing activity in the Arctic, plans to expand the airports in the capital Nuuk, the tourist hub in Ilulissat and at Qaqortoq in southern Greenland to allow direct flights from Europe and North America.

The island lacks simple infrastructure for its tiny population of only 56,000, has no roads between the country’s 17 towns and, for now, only one commercial international airport, at Kangerlussuaq, western Greenland.

During a visit headed by Greenland’s Premier Kim Kielsen to Beijing late last year, the delegation met representatives of engineering and construction company China Communications Construction Co (CCCC) and Beijing Construction Engineering Group (BCEG).

Now, Chinese construction companies have appeared on a list of 11 companies or consortia that have shown interest in the projects with an estimated cost of 3.6 billion Danish crowns ($595 million), according to Kalaallit Airports, a state-owned company set up to build, own and operate the airports.

More : https://www.reuters.com/article/us-c...-idUSKBN1GY25Y
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