The Ministry of Works and Transport (MOWT) says it is aware of the extensive coastal erosion occurring at Quinam Beach and has been actively monitoring several priority sites across Trinidad via its Coastal Protection Unit.
The Ministry says in a statement that its Critical Coastal Protection Programme has in fact earmarked Quinam Beach along with Cocos Bay (Manzanilla), Cap de Ville and Sans Souci for stabilization works in fiscal year 2016/2017.
It says the projects and initiatives under the Critical Coastal Protection Programme are closely aligned with the Ministry’s mandate for the management of the vulnerabilities and physical impacts due to coastal erosion.
The Ministry says it will continue working with all its stakeholders, including the Siparia Regional Corporation (with direct responsibility for management of the Quinam Beach Facility) towards accomplishing this mandate.
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