Written by: Bert Dalida
The Solid Waste Management System of Boracay was inspected by a Japanese expert Wednesday morning, September 4.
According to Boracay DOT Officer, Tim Ticar, the inspection was related to the longtime problem about garbage in the island which needs solution.
Considered to be one of the reasons in the increase in waste is the increase in tourist arrivals which had been more than what they had expected.
Allegedly, the Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) had previously estimated that Boracay would reach its 1 Million tourists target in 2016.
However, in 2011 the target was already reached by the island, which was also accompanied by the increase in waste.
Because of this, the national office of the Department of Tourism spoke with a Japanese expert in order to study the problem.
The group of the Japanese expert arrived at nine this morning (9am) and met with Mayor John Yap, the personnel of the Material Recovery Facilities (MRF) of the three (3) villages of the island, and Boracay Island Water Company (BIWC).
Translated/Edited by: Rodel J. Abalus