Trinidad Coastal Protection Strategy
The Ministry of Works and Transport of Trinidad & Tobago
Flood and coastal risk management
Coastal erosion, landslides, poor drainage and earthquakes have all threatened the integrity of roads along the north east coastline of Trinidad for many years. Providing the only access routes to and from local villages and fishing facilities, concern about the deterioration of these roads has become an issue of national importance for Trinidad. In addition, the north coast is a site where one of the largest of all marine turtles, the leatherback, nest, and tourists are known to venture to this area of the island to view the turtles in their natural habitat.
As such, the government is keen to develop eco-tourism in Trinidad, and understands the necessity, on both counts, to improve these access roads, and protect the vulnerable coastline from further deterioration.