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    Rayong to construct breakwaters to reduce economic losses

    RAYONG, 14 November 2017 (NNT) - Relevant agenices in Rayong province plan to construct breakwater structures to protect its shoreline against erosion, which has resulted in economic losses and environmental damages.

    The Deputy Governor of Rayong, Theerawat Sudsuk, said the Joint Public and Private Sector Consultative Committee (JPPSCC) and the Governor of Rayong, Surasak Charoensirichote, previously held a meeting in September 2017 to talk about the long-term effects of coastal erosion, which has become more severe. After the meeting, the provincial governor decided to set up a committee to determine the feasibility of building breakwaters that will span 105 kilometers along the shoreline in Muang, Klaeng and Ban Chang districts.

    Mr. Theerawat said different sectors in the province had a meeting today (November 14th) to discuss integrating project management and budget allocation concerning the breakwater construction plan. The findings will then be forwarded to the provincial governor and the JPPSCC for further consideration.

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    If not done correctly it will simply exacerbate the problem. They need to find the cause of the increased severity. Less mangroves? Increased resort development? More jetties and marine traffic?

    Just another brown envelope project?

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    The large upsurge in Tapioca planting (pending tree clearing) in this province has resulted in massive loss of topsoil, and further erosion as it washes out at sea.

    Construction of barriers at some Banchang beaches has been done already.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    Less mangroves? Increased resort development? More jetties and marine traffic?
    I do not think that the mangrove vegetation has been present at that area. Yes, the resort developments, jetties and other traffic.
    However, similar problems are nowadays worldwide, even without those developments, e.g. England, France.


    Quote Originally Posted by kmart View Post
    Tapioca planting
    ??? I think two different problems, not interconnected.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VocalNeal View Post
    If not done correctly it will simply exacerbate the problem. They need to find the cause of the increased severity. Less mangroves? Increased resort development? More jetties and marine traffic?

    Just another brown envelope project?

    You got there eventually.

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    105 km of breakwater. It could certainly help fight against shoreline erosion due to wave action.
    I wonder if they mean breakwater or seawall? I think a long breakwater could be useful and also encourage new ecosystems within and without.

    It would be a hell of a lot of rocks. Wonder where they'd source them? Kra Canal construction?

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