18 May 2009

Man-made island off Johor being considered

The Johor state government is considering building a man-made island off Tanjung Piai to stop coastal erosion.Covering a few hundred hectares, the man-made island would serve as a wave breaker that would help reduce erosion from the constant pounding of waves.

Smaller-sized wave breakers had previously been destroyed by the strong waves.

Planting mangrove trees at Tanjung Piai would not solve the problem as the waves had uprooted mature mangrove trees lining the coast which led to more damage to the exposed land.

Full article on the wildsingapore news blog.

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