Dominican Republic hoteliers warn boat traffic brings beach sprawl
Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.- The Hotels and Tourism Association (Asonahores) and the East Zone Hotels and Tourism Projects Association (Asoleste) support all planning processes which seek to ensure the safety and best use for swimmers and users of the services offered on Punta Cana’s beaches.
The statement from Asoleste president Ernesto Veloz and Asonahores vice president, Arturo Villanueva also lauds the marking and the placing of signs along area beaches, jointly by the Navy and the Tourism Ministry, and ask that the work be extended to other destinations across the country.
Veloz, quoted by diariolibre.com, warned however that if the authorities fail to conduct a study on the boats traffic which the Bavaro-Punta Cana beaches can withstand, and halt the issuing of permits, it will be very difficult to organize and de-sprawl the area, where a Navy study found that currently around 600 boats operate continuously daily.
He said for several years Asoleste has been calling for the establishment of a navigation channel to solve the problem at area beaches, and asked the authorities to conclude the project and assign anchorages for boats to clear the coast and cut some of the pollution he affirms the vessels produce.
Source: Dominican Today
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