Boracay closure hinges on cleanup pace
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How long Boracay Island will be shut down will depend on the pace of its rehabilitation and cleanup, a Tourism official said Sunday. “The recommendation is six months, but that could be less than six months with the help of the residents,” Tourism Assistant Secretary Ricky Alegre said in Filipino during an interview on radio dzBB. The Environment, Local Government and Tourism departments have recommended to the President that the popular tourist destination be closed from six months to a year beginning April 26, to allow for the demolition of structures that have been erected on no-build zones, the construction of a comprehensive sewage and water treatment facility for the entire island, and a massive cleanup.
Ramos-Araneta, M. (2018, March 26). Boracay closure hinges on cleanup pace. Manila Standard, pp. A1, A2.
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Cleaning; Restoration; Environmental restoration; Tourism; Sewage treatment; Water treatment; Water samples; Local Government Department; Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR); Galaxy Entertainment Group Ltd.; AB Leisure Exponent Inc.; Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp.; Department of Tourism; Alegre, Ricky; de Lima, Leila; Domingo, Andrea
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