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Albufeira, Lagos and Carvoeiro cliffs are priority in coasta

Cliffs in Albufeira, Lagos and Carvoeiro are a priority according to the new coastal action plan presented by the Minister of Agriculture, the Sea, Environment and Spatial Planning recently.

Assunção Cristas, who presented the Plano de Acção de Valorização e Protecção do Litoral 2012-2015 in Cascais this week, said the plan would focus on the stricter monitoring of the coastline, with the aim of ensuring the safety of people and property and prevent rock-fall hazards.

More than 300 intervention actions are planned along Portugal’s coastline, said the minister, not wanting to discuss the investment being made.

Assunção Cristas said it was vital that planned actions are followed through. This did not happen with the previous plan (2007-2011), where many projects failed to be completed. “In light of the urgency of many of these intervention works, it is imperative that they are completed.”

The minister also referred the general public to the Agência Portuguesa de Ambiente website, where further information about the coastal action plan will be available soon.