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Mauritius: The Mauritian beaches in danger of erosion, emergency works to deal with the natural phenomenon

To cope with erosion which gnaws the beaches of Mauritius, the Ministry of Environment will engage retaining works and sand supply in the middle of filao trees whose roots are exposed in the aftermath of this increasing natural phenomenon on the seafront.
The Ministry of Environment will devote a budget of 800 million rupees * to this vast program for the rehabilitation of beaches. Large-scale construction site will begin by the end of 2015 to deal with the coastal erosion caused by the rise of sea levels. Public beaches in Tamarin, Le Morne and La Prairie will be the first to experience these significant safeguard jobs.
As a reminder, Mauritius had seen its coasts reduced by 10% since the 60s, according to the conclusions of a survey conducted by experts from the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA), and that, due to the coastal erosion.
* One euro roughly equivalent to 39 rupees


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