Belgium will build a North sea island to protect against flooding

The Belgian government of Flanders to protect from flooding of the resort area are planning to set up in the waters of the North sea artificial island with an area of 40 hectares, told journalists the Minister of tourism Ben weyts.

According to him, the feasibility study of the project the government allocated 8 million euros.

The construction in the North sea barrage an artificial plot of land, which will be located about one kilometre from the seaside resort of Knokke-Heist, planned by 2020. Subsequently, the area of artificial Islands can be increased to 450 hectares, said the Minister.

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