Construction of the Lushan Mountain Tunnel, announced by the Jiujang City Bureau for Urban Planning earlier this year, has been suspended.

The National Development and Reform Commission (NDRC) halted the project, claiming that it had not examined or approved the plans.

These complications come during a public outcry against projects in the area, which, besides the Lashan Mountain Tunnel, include a cable car system that is still being prepared for construction.

Locals dread a severe environmental impact on what is considered a philosophically sacred ecosystem.