Singapore - PUB to start studies this year on coastal protection

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As Singapore fortifies itself against rising tides that threaten to swallow its coasts, the nation's solutions and strategies will be based on science, with national water agency PUB taking the lead as the national coastal protection agency.

Environment and Water Resources Minister Masagos Zulkifli told Parliament yesterday that PUB will this year embark on coastal protection studies to develop long-term strategies and engineering designs for protecting the most vulnerable segments of the coast, including Jurong Island and low-lying areas between the east and the city.

Singapore's coastal protection plans will be done in phases, starting with these areas, he added.

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