Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Parliamentarian: Netherlands Short of Money to Strengthen Dikes

Parliamentarian Arie Slob has said that the Netherlands is short of hundreds of millions of Euros to protect itself against flooding. He claims that for one major dike, the Afsluitdijk, the renewal will require 600 million Euro while only 300 million is available. Slob said that maintenance and the strengthening of dikes should be a priority project. That would mean that the government would operate on this subject under increased supervision of Parliament. Slob added that already by 2012 there would be a shortage of one billion Euro in this program.


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