Natural resources used extensively

(by Ifham Nizam)

Environmental and Natural Resources Minister A. H. M. Fowzie said at a senior titled ‘Erosion Control in Sri Lanka Using Coir Based Geo-Textiles’, in Colombo yesterday.

"There is an urgent need for an eco friendly system for the erosion control of road embankments, exposed slopes, streams, rivers, other slopes to minimize silting of lake bunds and other reservoirs."

Fowzie added that this is because in Sri Lanka natural resources have been used extensively particularly the use of sand has been causing many environmental problems while the sand resources have been fast depleting.

He also said that one of the major damages in the deposition of silt in the lakes and reservoir is because the desitting costs are enormously high.


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