Korean specialists assist Grenada in marine project
US$500,000 project to be completed by year-end.
ST GEORGE’S, Grenada, Wednesday April 18, 2012 – The Republic of Korea is assisting Grenada in a coastal research project aimed at supporting the development of a national policy for the integrated management of the country’s coastal and marine zones.
According to a government statement, marine specialists from Korea have begun work on the US$500,000 marine research project on the island’s south-east coast.
The project dubbed “Research on the South and South East Coast of Grenada” extends from Telescope in St Andrew to Point Saline in St George’s.
Last December, the two countries signed a Memorandum of Understanding relating to the project that the government statement said is also aimed at enhancing relations between them.
It said that the scope of work includes coastal marine investigations with reference to coastal elevation, water quality and physical oceanography; procurement of equipment and materials which is being provided by the Republic of Korea; dispatch of Korean experts to Grenada and training of Grenadian experts in Korea.
The project complements the international trade show Expo Yeosu 2012 in Korea in which a team from Grenada will participate.
The theme for the expo is “The Living Ocean and Coast” which will highlight the importance of biodiversity, marine resources and sustainable activities in coastal areas.