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Flood protection Laufen


In 2007 the River Birs flooded in Laufen causing around CHF 60 million of damage. The event was evaluated in detail, whereupon the contracts for the preparation of the preliminary planning project, construction design project and the implementation project was awarded to HOLINGER AG in 2012. Since then thousands of hours have been invested in this costly CHF 50 million flood protection project. Slightly more than half of the costs fall to the river engineering construction work, the remaining costs are divided between new bridges, works measures, land acquisition costs and reimbursements.

Picture: © Tiefbauamt BL