The Marshall Islands government is to spend $US4.5 million on 78 new seawall projects over two fiscal years.
President Hilda Heine said her government is addressing the negative impacts of climate change.
She said it has increased funding for residential seawalls and coastal protection as a matter of urgency.
Minister for Works, Utilities and Infrastructure, Tony Muller, said the bulk of the money is for seawall projects on Majuro, $US1 million for Ebeye and another $US500,000 for outer islands over the two years.
He said the assessment of new projects are on-going, and the government will continue to be guided by these studies.