Boca Chica, RD.- In order to ensure sustainability and prevent pollution by solid waste on the country’s coasts, the Ministries of Tourism (MITUR) and Environment and Natural Resources began the Special Day of Cleaning and Training on collection and classification of solid waste in Boca Chica Beach.

The initiative is part of the Project for the Prevention of Solid Waste Management in Boca Chica Beach, which in its first stage was officially inaugurated with the presence of the Minister of Environment and Natural Resources, Angel Estévez and Lorna Carrasco, Director of Planning and Investment in Tourist Poles in representation of the Minister of Tourism, Francisco Javier García.

An extensive waste collection and classification operation began with dozens of brigadistas from both institutions with the support of the Ministry of Public Works and Communications (MOPC), the municipal council and the National Environmental Protection Service (SENPA), under the coordination of the Executing Committee for Infrastructures in Tourist Areas, CEIZTUR, with the support of several state and municipal institutions, NGOs and the private sector.

Environment Minister Angel Estévez said that the Solid Waste Removal and Collection Project is the starting point for other similar plans, which will be carried out on the beaches that comprise the national territory.

“Possibly it is a year or at the end of this year, this is the most protected and the most rejuvenated beach, an opening to what we are going to do next to the Ministry of Tourism, Public Works, and support of the private sector in all the public beaches of the country, “Estévez said.

Also, Lorna Carrasco, highlighted the joint work done by various institutions and companies to transform Boca Chica in a short time as the favorite beach destination among the captaleños and tourists visiting the country.

This project aims to identify effective measures for the prevention of contamination by solid waste on beaches and coastal areas and includes other punitive actions for offenders, surveillance systems and collection coverage for the area.

It also includes 23 clean or recycling points located every 100 meters away on the beach and in easily accessible areas for garbage trucks. The waste will be classified into organic, plastic, glass and metal, and paper and cardboard.