‘Beach nourishment to prevent coastal erosion - Coast Conservation DG | Daily News


‘Beach nourishment to prevent coastal erosion - Coast Conservation DG

The Director-General of the Department of Coast Conservation and Coastal Management K. Prabhath Chandrakeerthi stated on Monday (1) that the sand which was pumped to the Mount Lavinia beach has not been washed away. The sand is spread over the edge of the Mt. Lavinia coast, forming a beach to the north, his statement said.

The artificial beach had raised many concerns by the public and environmentalists, after the sand washed away. Sand nourishment is the best solution for coastal erosion and it is the most environmentally friendly method, the statement said.

The project was carried out to prevent coastal erosion and three beach sites were used for the project - the Calido beach in Kalutara, Angulana beach in Ratmalana and the Mt. Lavinia beach at a cost of Rs. 890 million.

The main objectives of the project have been to address coastal erosion in the three areas and develop them for tourism and fisheries.

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