7208. Agua Grande Coastal Protection - Sao Tome and Principe - D2B16ST01

The Government of São Tomé and Príncipe received a grant (D2B16ST01) from the Government of the Netherlands for the Agua Grande Coastal Protection Project. 

Significant details

Part of the grant will be used to contract a consulting company (or a consortium of consulting companies) to undertake preparatory studies to develop the project.

The Ministry of Infrastructure, Natural Resources and Environment (MIRNA) is the  Executing Agency for this project. The Government of São Tomé and Príncipe foresees the need to invest in coastal protection infrastructures. The objective of these proposed works is to reduce the vulnerability of the country's capital, São Tomé, to the risks linked to extreme marine phenomena of climate change by strengthening resilience and promoting the reconstruction of the Ana Chaves bay for tourist exploitation and development of the country.


The possible infrastructures to be set up / rebuilt are:

  1. Breakwaters (5 km)

  2. Protection walls (6 km)

  3. Canoes/marine parks for local fishing industry

  4. Strengthened sidewalks (36.000 m2)

  5. Widening marginal avenue (6 km)

  6. Removal of scraps of vessels (iron pollution)

  7. Air pedestrian crossings

  8. Rehabilitation of the airport road

Parties involved

Members of the working group

ms T. van Ingen
mr H.R.J. van Maanen

Technical secretary: mr P.J. Jongejans

Further details

Started: 22 Sep 2016
Completed: Ongoing


05 coastal zone management
22 infrastructure

Country/region/theme: Sao Tome and Principe

Last modified: 14 Nov 2018