Geo-tube wall to prevent sea erosion

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Kakinada, July 13 (UNI) Minister of State for Defence M M Pallam Raju will inaugurate the construction work on a geo-tube sea wall to prevent sea erosion at Uppada village in U Kothapalli mandal near here tomorrow.

Over 20,000 people living in Uppada and its adjoining villages of Subbammapet and Ameenabad had been suffering from coastal erosion for a long time. Several village roads, buildings, temples and community halls were damaged due to erosion.

According to official sources, the Rs 12.16 crore project was the result of the efforts made by the Minister himself, an MP from Kakinada constituency.

The Geo-synthetic tubes were geo-textile encapsulated soils used to replace rock as conventional building blocks in marine and hydraulic engineering structures.

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