Dutch Water Sector reports that dredging contractor Boskalis started construction of four new islands at the Marker Wadden archipelago in The Netherlands on 8 March.
The islands are being constructed on behalf of nature conservation organisation Natuurmonumenten and Holland’s department of public works, the Rijkswaterstaat, and are expected to be ready by 2018.
Construction of the new islands in the shallow IJssel lake, one of the largest fresh water lakes in Europe, is being financed by public and private organisations. Together they raised 38 million euro for the latest phase of the development of the archipelago.
By 2020 the whole archipelago is expected to be ready, covering 1,000 hecatres of land, marshes and mud flats.
Source: Dredging News Online
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