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Coastal safety

In Flanders, the planned construction work is also a component of the Coastal Safety Plan (Kustveiligheidsplan). In combination with sustainable coastal management, the expansion of the Zwin will offer long-term protection to the Flemish coastline against erosion and flooding from the sea. The new dike will be able to withstand a 4000-year storm: that is a super storm surge that occurs only once every 4000 years (www.kustveiligheid.be).