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Coastal Zone Policy (2005)

The Coastal Zone Policy, formulated by the Ministry of Water Resources (MoWR), intends provide a general guidance to all agencies and institutions concerned for the management and development of the coastal zone in a manner that provides a secure and conducive environment for coastal communities to pursue their life and livelihoods. Amongst several objectives it identifies the following: the creation of sustainable livelihoods; intensifying the coverage  of  safe  drinking  water  facilities;  reducing  vulnerabilities  (including  to  climate  change)  and  closing  the  gender   gap.

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