Sea transport and coastal management
A well developed and functioning maritime infrastructure is a key factor in the effective maritime transport of goods and passengers, wealth creation and sustaining and developing the coastal populations. A declared national objective is to transfer more goods to sea transport. The Ministry of Transport and Communications is responsible for coastal fairways, fairways to the key ports and the state-owned fisheries ports. The Ministry is also responsible for preventive safety at sea and the state contingency arrangements dealing with severe pollution as well as responsibility for the coastal and maritime environment. Coastal culture is also one of the Ministry’s areas of responsibility.