EL SALVADOR ALREADY HAS POLICY OF THE SEA AND COAST

IN THE FACILITIES OF THE NAVAL BASE OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE UNION, THE GOVERNMENT OF EL SALVADOR THROUGH THE CABINET OF ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY AND VULNERABILITY AND THE TECHNICAL AND PLANNING SECRETARY OF THE PRESIDENCY LAUNCHED THE POLICY OF THE SEA AND COAST.

"WE MUST MAKE THE SEA A HEALTHY ECOSYSTEM"

LINA POHL, MINISTER OF THE ENVIRONMENT AND NATURAL RESOURCES.

 

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The main objectives are to recognize and convert the Salvadoran sea and coast into a strategic axis of development that influences the economic and social growth of its inhabitants through the integral and sustainable management of resources and interests,  also improve the living conditions of the coastal population by promoting and developing territorial productivity and competitiveness with equity, inclusion and environmental sustainability; It also seeks to protect and ensure that the structure and functioning of marine and coastal ecosystems are not irreversibly altered and, where appropriate, recovered and resilient.

"It is the first time that El Salvador has an explicit public policy, in order to convert the sea, the coast and all its resources into strategic factors and evidently, if it is the policy of the sea and the coast could not be done in the Historic Center of San Salvador, It had to be at sea and that's why we chose La Unión, specifically the Navy to make this launch,'' explained Alberto Enríquez, undersecretary of technical and planning.

The official added: "It is necessary to remember the importance that the sea and the ocean have not only in the life of El Salvador, but also in the life of the planet. This is a public management tool that will allow us to turn our eyes to the coast and become strategic factors in the development of the whole country, an integral and economic development.".

From the presentation a gap is opened to development for El Salvador and especially for coastal areas, it is necessary to emphasize that they are 6 specific objectives:  sustainable economic development, environmental sustainability, land-use planning, scientific development and research of the sea and the coast, international commitments related to the sea and the coast; and national sovereignty.





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