11 March 2009

Seawall restoration at the East Coast until Sep 09

Work that began in Jan will continue to Sep 09.
Recently, there was letter to the press about erosion on the east coast. The writer said "something should be done as a long-term remedy. Melting ice caps are releasing millions of tonnes of water into the sea, causing rising sea levels. Why not place sandbags along affected coastlines and around the beautiful trees that dot the shores?"

The response from NParks entitled "Fortifying Singapore's coastlines is in the works" was that "We are currently doing a detailed study on long-term coastal protection measures. In the meantime, we have already implemented some interim measures, for example, stabilising the coastline with bakau piling. We previously tested sandbags, but the strong waves washed them away."

There was no mention of these revetment works in the reply.

What marine life can we see at the East Coast? You'd be surprised!

Restoration of Shoreline along East Coast Park
from Port Marine Notice No. 34 of 2009 dated 10 Mar 09
This is a revision of Port Marine Notice No 8 of 2009. The working details and working period have been revised.

With effect from 13 Mar 09 to 12 Sep 09. 24 hours daily, including Sundays and Public Holidays. At East Coast Park (see attached plan):


The restoration works will entail the removal of existing damaged revetment topping up of sand/ stone in the revetment and construction of existing headland extension. These works will be carried out by excavators from the landward side and the materials for the restoration works will be provided by the work barges. A safety boat will be deployed in the vicinity of the working area to warn other craft to keep clear of the operations. Further general enquiries relating to the project can be directed to Mr Jerry Teo Cheng Lin, the project engineer, (Tel: 9800 1149 or email:
jerry.teo@koon.com.sg).

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