- The government attracts 4 million euros for expansion of the Marker Wadden. This made Secretary Martijn van Dam (Economic Affairs) Saturday announced during a visit to the first man made island in a newly constructed island group in the Markermeer.
This money can be even more islands will be constructed. This new group of islands should be a meeting place for all kinds of birds and provides shelter for fish and shellfish. In total, the ministry 19 million available for the development of this archipelago.
The archipelago is ultimately about 800 hectares (roughly 1200 football fields) and should be ready in 2020.