Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 08:28
"No acute danger" at river dikes
River dikes in The Netherlands do not pose an acute danger, but have been calculated to be less safe than previously thought. These problems can be solved with relatively simple measure, however.Vice Prime Minister Lodweijk Asscher told the House of Parliament that "there is no acute danger at river dikes." Research from the editorial staff at RTL Nieuws delivered PVV questions during the weekly Question Hour. Asscher replaced minister Melanie Schultz of Infrastructure, who is abroad. Rijkswaterstaat, the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, calculated that the dikes can become more frail due to sand and water running underneath them. Last week, Schults already mentioned that problematic dikes will be tackled with priority. The cabinet will propose new norms for water safety later this year.