NParks, JTC launch largest artificial reef project here

The structures, with a total surface area of 500 sq m, will be made from concrete and rocks recycled from other JTC projects.
The structures, with a total surface area of 500 sq m, will be made from concrete and rocks recycled from other JTC projects.ST PHOTO: SYAMIL SAPARI

10m-high structures for corals to take root on to be placed off Sisters' Islands by end of year

Coral and marine life will soon have new homes in undersea housing to be created in the waters off the Southern Islands, in an ambitious effort to create the nation's largest artificial reef.

In the project by the National Parks Board (NParks) and JTC Corporation, 10m-high structures will be placed underwater at the Sisters' Islands Marine Park by the end of the year. They will be made from concrete and rocks recycled from JTC's other projects.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on May 18, 2018, with the headline 'NParks, JTC launch largest artificial reef project here'. Print Edition | Subscribe