보라카이 폐쇄 57일째! 와웃!! 보라카이 커밍순.
지난 4.26 보라카이 폐쇄 후,
57일 지난 드론 사진이라합니다.
10.27일부터 호텔 예약이 가능하다고 하는군요.
가는 비행기가 있어야 가지!!!
더러워지기 전에 빨리 가야하는거임! ㅋㅋㅋ
세계적인 휴양지로 손꼽히는 보라카이 섬이 지난 4월 26일 전면 폐쇄됐다.
필리핀 당국은 보라카이 섬을 '시궁창'이라 표현하며 환경오염으로 몸살을 앓고 있는 보라카이 섬의 정비가 시급하다고 발표했다.
당시 지역 주민들은 막대한 경제 손실이 발생한다며 갑작스러운 섬 폐쇄에 비판이 잇따랐다.
하지만 폐쇄 2달이 지난 현재, 필리핀 당국의 보라카이 섬 회복 프로젝트는 매우 성공적으로 진행되고 있는 모습이다.
지난 25일(현지 시간) 필리핀 매체 'Definitely Filipino Buzz'는 폐쇄된 지 57일 된 보라카이 섬 사진을 게재했다.
공개된 사진 속 보라카이 섬은 몰라보게 맑고 깨끗해진 모습이다.
해변을 뒹굴어 다니던 쓰레기를 한 점도 찾아볼 수 없다.
하수가 흘러들어가 검게 변했던 바닷물은 다시 영롱한 푸른빛으로 변했으며 새하얀 백사장을 되찾았다.
필리핀 당국은 지금까지 보라카이 섬 복구 프로젝트를 위한 태스크포스(T/F)를 구성해 하수도 시설 정비, 고형 폐기물 관리시설 설치, 습지 싱크홀 등을 개선했다.
또 불법으로 설치된 구조물들은 모조리 철거하고, 배관 설치, 도로 확장 등 쓰레기를 정화할 시설을 충분히 확충하는 데 공을 들이고 있다.
환경부 장관 로이 시마투(Roy Cimatu)는 "생각보다 수월하게 프로젝트가 진행되고"있다며 오는 10월 26일 예정대로 정비가 완료될 것이라고 전했다.
Here's how it looks after 57 days!
GOVERNMENT CLEAN-UP PROGRAM
HELPS BORACAY REGAIN BEAUTY
By Manny Piñol
The government's Inter-Agency Task Force working under the clear directives of a strong-willed President, has achieved in just 57 days dramatic accomplishments in the clean-up of Boracay Island, one of the world's most popular tourist destinations.
Boracay Island was closed to tourists on April 26, 2018 on orders of President Rody Duterte who said that the popular vacation destination which draws tourists around the world because of its blue waters and white sand beach has degenerated into a cesspool because of neglect and extreme commercialism.
The President's order to close down Boracay Island for six months for a total clean up and rehabilitation was met with protests and criticisms from opposition figures who said that closing the island to tourists was an unwise move because it would deprive people of income opportunities and livelihood and thousands would lose jobs.
Others said that the clean-up timetable of 6 months was unrealistic and that the government will never be able to rehabilitate Boracay Island.
In spite of the criticisms and opposition, President Duterte ordered the closure of Boracay on April 26 and the organization of an Inter-Agency Task Force led by the Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu to lead the clean-up and rehabilitation, along with the Dept of Interior and Local Government and Dept of Tourism.
Other agencies included the Dept of Public Works and Highways, Dept of Social Welfare and Development, Dept of Agriculture, Dept of Agrarian Reform, Dept of Labor and Emloyment, Dept of Health, Dept of Science and Technology, the local government units of Malay town and Aklan and several other support agencies.
The Task Force was given six months to complete the clean-up and rehabilitation.
During the 26th Meeting of the Cabinet this month, Tourism Secretary Bernadette Romulo-Puyat asked whether the Oct. 26 scheduled opening of the island would push through.
President Duterte referred her question to Secretary Cimatu, head of the Inter-Agency Task Force on the Rehabilitation of Boracay Island, who assured the Cabinet that the island will reopen on Oct. 26 and tourists could start flying in Oct. 27.
Drone photos and ground shots taken today by a team of the Regional Agriculture and Fisheries Information Division (RAFID) of the Department of Agriculture Regional Office VI showed that indeed change has come to Boracay Island after only 57 days of hard work by the government agencies involved.
With four more months to go before the scheduled reopening, there is no doubt that Boracay Island will regain its old beauty, thanks to a President who exercised political will and faced all odds.
Congratulations to all members of the Inter-Agency Task Force and most of all thank you to our iron-willed President Rody Duterte.
(Drone shots and ground still photos were taken today by DA RAFID VI team under Director Remelyn Recoter. The last two photos were taken by another Dept. of Agriculture team on June 6, 2018)