06 May 2010

Shoreline restoration at the East Coast continues until Aug 10

These works started in Jan 09 and will continue to Aug 10.
What marine life is 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.

Baby sea turtles hatched on the East Coast last year, as well as in the past.

There were even new records of marine life for Singapore 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. 46 of 2010 dated 5 May 10
This is an extension of Port Marine Notice No. 153 of 2009. The working period has been extended.

With effect from 5 May 2010 to 11 Aug 2010. 24 hours daily including Sundays and Public Holidays. At East Coast Park, (see attached plan):

The restoration works will entail topping up of sand / stone in the revetment and construction of new headland. The 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 Teo Cheng Lin, the project manager at Tel: 9800 1149 (email: jerry.teo@koon.com.sg).


Repair Works to Sea Wall at East Coast Park
From Port Marine Notice No. 42 of 2010 dated 26 Apr 10

With effect from 30 Apr 10 to 30 Jul 10. 24 hours daily including Sundays and Public Holidays. At East Coast Park, in the vicinity of Sungei Bedok (see attached chartlet):


The repair works will entail the removal of the damaged area and restoring the wall back to its original design. The work barge will be used for transportation of equipment and material to the work site. A safety boat will be in attendance at all times to warn and re-direct craft in the vicinity to keep clear of working area. Further general enquiries relating to the project can be directed to Mr Wong Cheng Wee, the project manager at Tel: 9862 2635 (email: wongii@oung.com.sg).

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