Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Boracay Solid Waste Action Team continues to clean the scattered seawall debris on the shore

Written by Alan Palma Sr.

The Boracay Solid Waste Action Team (BSWAT) is still busy in cleaning the scattered stones or debris from the demolished seawalls at the beach line of the island.

The stones are noticeable during low tide and these construction wastes are being collected and manually put into sacks in order to throw properly by the BSWAT.

This had been the system of BSWAT in accordance to the order of Boracay Chief Operating Officer Glenn SacapaƱo after it had been noticeable that waves wash away the debris during high tide.

Although the task force admitted that an appropriate solution was still needed for the problem, they said it was better that a solution was being made so that the debris could be cleaned so that they would not be obstructions to tourists.

Meanwhile, the Replenishment Program of the BRTF is being awaited so that the lower part of the shore especially at Station 1 will be filled using a vacuum that will siphon sand from the middle of the sea.

For the meantime, different recommendations from the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and other agencies that had been given the mandate to fix Boracay, are being awaited.

Translated/Edited by Rodel J. Abalus

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