• REASONS FOR LAND RECLAMATION
    HUMAN GEOGRAPHY

    REASONS FOR LAND RECLAMATION

    There are many reasons why people embark on land reclamation. Some of the reasons are: Insufficient land: People embark on Land reclamation because of small size of their land. In order to expand the existing land, they therefore embark on land reclamation. Population pressure: As the population increases, the need arises to reclaim existing land that have been occupied by water. For pleasure purposes: People reclaim land to enjoy the cool breeze from the sea. For residential purposes: Due to scarcity of land to build coupled with high cost of accommodation, people embark on land reclamation in order to build houses for residential purposes. For commercial purposes: Trade and other…

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