(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