Yet another coastal project instigated by trouble-torn environment agency Polis Litoral appears to have been “destroyed by the sea”, reports national tabloid Correio da Manhã.
The work, understood to represent an investment of well over €200,000, is ongoing in the tiny fishing port of Azenha do Mar, just above Odeceixe, in the borough of Odemira.
Local fishermen have accused Polis of choosing “the worst time of year” in which to start the job.
“The whole thing has been badly put together,” José António, president of the fishermen’s association, has told CM. “The infrastructures are fragile. It will all be destroyed.”
The issue inflaming fishermen is Polis’ refusal to allow work to go ahead in concrete, which locals feel is more suited to their needs.
Fishermen also fear now for the safety of their boats in bad weather, adds CM.
André Matoso of Polis has agreed that the “conditions of the sea have affected works” but guarantees their conclusion in December, says the paper.