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13 billion-dollar projects that didn't last the distance

Lovemoney Logo By lovemoney staff of Lovemoney | Slide 2 of 27: In 2010, the UK Department of International Development pumped $347 million (£285m) into building an ill-advised clifftop airport on the island of Saint Helena, a remote British territory in the middle of the Atlantic, with a view to boosting the island's accessibility and untapped tourism industry.

Saint Helena Airport, Longwood, Saint Helena, cost: $347 million (£285m)

In 2010, the UK Department of International Development pumped $347 million (£285m) into building an ill-advised clifftop airport on the island of Saint Helena, a remote British territory in the middle of the Atlantic, with a view to boosting the island's accessibility and untapped tourism industry.
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