04 September 2009

Shoreline restoration at the East Coast continues until Dec 09

Work involves "topping up of sand" supplied via a barge. The work began in January will continue until December.Hopefully, these works will not affect the amazing marinelife there.
What have we seen at the East Coast?

Besides living walls, we've seen interesting stuff on the sandy shores as well as 'reefy' animals on rockier parts of the shores and on hard surfaces.

There were even new records of marine life based on observations at the East Coast! These include surf clams, another kind of clam and snails that live on sea fans.

These works are probably part of on-going efforts at infrastructural improvements which include "converting bare spots on the coastline into sandy beach, the upgrading of Bedok Jetty and park amenities, and the relocating of boat storage areas.

As well as possibly efforts to deal with serious erosion that has been affecting the East Coast.

Restoration of shoreline along East Coast Park
from Port Marine Notice No. 129 of 2009 dated 3 Sep 09
This is a revision of Port Marine Notice No 34 of 2009. The working areas, working details and working period have been revised.

With effect from 13 Sep 09 to 31 Dec 2009. 24 hours daily, including Sundays and Public Holidays. At East Coast Park (see chartlet above):

The topping up of sand will be carried out by excavators from the landward side and the materials for the topping up of sand will be provided by the work barge. The work barge will be held in place by a 4 point anchoring system. 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 at Tel: 9800 1149 (email: jerry.teo@koon.com.sg).
Other recent marine construction work at East Coast Park

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