Public Enterprise for Coastal Zone (PECZM) of Montenegro was established in 1992 with the aim to manage the coastal zone in order to provide the protection of the area and to ensure its proper use and sustainable development. In accordance with the1992  Coastal Zone Law, the coastal zone consists of the coastal strip, ports, breakwaters, dry docks, embankments, sandbanks, beaches, rocks, coastal lakes, ridges, lost river, springs and fountainheads on the coast, mouths of the rivers flowing into the sea, canals linked to the sea, sea water and territorial sea, living and non-living resources in them, as well as living and non-living resources of the epicontinental belt. The coastal zone extends over an area of the se of around 2.500 km² and an area on land of 60 km², making 18% of the total territory of Montenegro.
Public Enterprise is under the jurisdiction of the Ministry of Sustainable
Development and Tourism, and it is the focal institution in Montenegro, for cooperation with UNEP/MAP/PAP/RAC.. Head office is in Budva with filed offices in Ulcinj and Herceg Novi. Public Enterprise is organized in the following departments: Legal department, Financial department, Department for renting of the Coastal Zone, Sustainable development department, Department for control, Department for maritime affairs and management of Ports and  and Department for building and maintenance of coastal zone.
Main activities of the Public enterprise are: renting of the beaches and locations for seasonal tourist and service objects during the summer season, building and maintenance of the coastal infrastructure such as sea walls, ports, docks, and other public areas, management of the local ports, monitoring of the bathing water quality on beaches, international cooperation and participation in international projects, promotion of environmental protection, participation and cooperation with local municipalities and national agencies in management of protected areas and other environmental issues.
After the adoption of the new Coastal Zone Law expected during 2014, this Public Enterprise will be transformed into the Governmental Agency for Coastal Zone Management.
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Contact Details
Official address: ul. Popa Jola Zeca bb, 85310 BUDVA, Montenegro
T: (+382)33452709 F: (+382)33452685E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. W:  http://

Contact person responsible for the organisation of the project’s work (the coordinator): Name: Aleksandra Ivanovic E: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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ADRIPLAN aims to deliver a commonly-agreed approach to cross-border MSP in the Adriatic-Ionian region, considered as a whole and more specifically through two Focus Areas (Northern Adriatic Sea; Southern Adriatic / Northern Ionian Sea).