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9 Benefits of land reclaimed in the Netherlands

The barrier dam created fresh water lake of Ijssel , to provide water for industrial and domestic use. The lake has shortened the coastline by 320 km hence save fuel and time spent in movement ; the saving earned is used to develop other sectors of the economy. The polder have improved the drainage system …

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SIMILARITIES BETWEEN MOMBASA PORT IN KENYA AND ROTTERDAM PORT IN THE NETHERLANDS

Both ports are open to use throughout since they are ice free throughout the year Both ports are located at the mouth of drowned rivers namely River Mwachi for Mombasa and river Maas for Rotterdam. Both ports have rich and extensive hinterlands. The Port of Mombasa serves as a developing and agricultural hinterland whereas Rotterdam …

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Benefits from the Delta Plan Project in the Netherlands

The project was initiated in 1953 after the February 1st 1953 disaster where floods killed about 1800 peopleand destroyed 152,000 ha of rich agricultural land. This was a project to reclaim the south west of Hollandwhich has deep broad estuaries reaching farther inland. The Delta plan was aimed at providing closure by means of massive …

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Benefits of the Zuyder Zee project in Netherlands

The Zuyder Zee Project/Ijssel Meer Reclamation Scheme.The project as started in 1927 to reclaim the southern sea (Zuyder Zee). Initial reclamation started by building the main ring dyke (32 km long and 7 metres above sea level) known as the Great Dyke joining the Netherlands through the Wieringen Island to the Friesland coast . The …

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Comparison of Land Reclamation in Kenya and Netherland

Similarities In both countries, flooding was a common problem. Drainage ditches were used in both countries. Canals were used in both countries. The intention in both countries was to increase land for settlement and agriculture and control flooding. Differences Canals, dams and dykes were used to reclaim land in the Netherlands while Kenya used ditches, …

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Comparison between Horticulture Farming in Kenya and the Netherlands

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Horticulture is the practice of growing fruits, vegetables, and flowers for sale Similarities Greenhouse technology is applied in the both the countries Similar vegetables and flowers are grown in both the countries Horticultural products are export market oriented in both the countries In both countries there is use of green houses on the horticultural land …

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Process of polderization in the Netherlands

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Process of polderization in the Netherlands. Construction of ring dykes separating the polders from the rest of water body/sea. Construction of ring canals used for draining water pumped out of the polders. Erection of a water pump/windmill for pumping water out of the polder Water is pumped out into the canals Land is allowed to …

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