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 Tranport is responsible for coastal fairways and fairways to the key 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.