Govt set to release fund for permanent retaining wall at sea erosion prone areas: Palemar

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Krishna J Palemar, Minister for Ports Visited to Ullala sea erosion prone areas

Krishna J Palemar, Minister for Ports Visited to Ullala sea erosion prone areas

14.06.10 Mangalore : The state government has decided to find a permanent solution for the problem of sea erosion; hence government would be constructing retaining walls in the erosion-prone areas at a cost of Rs. 911 crore at three coastal districts, said Krishna J Palemar, Minister for Ports, Environment and Inland Water Transport.
Speaking to the media representatives, visiting the erosion-prone sea sides of Mogaveera Patna and Kotepura on June 13, Sunday, he said that Seventy percent of the required funds will be loaned by the Asian Development Bank and the rest of the funds will be given by the government.
The Government has been set ready to release the sum of Rs. 223 crore for the first phase of work at Ullal and surrounding areas and waiting for the approval from the cabinet. The construction of retaining wall would begin in the month of November, he informed.
The temporary stone laying work would begin next week at the place where the stone which has been laid earlier went underneath and it will be taken before the construction of retaining wall, he added.
MLA U T Khader, the government has promised the residents of Ullal sea erosion prone area to take appropriate measures to protect their property.

                                   

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