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The Manila Baywalk Dolomite Beach will remain closed to the public for its rehabilitation, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) announced.
The beach has been closed to the public since October 29 in time for the observance of All Saints’ Day and All Souls’ Day. It will remain closed for the rehabilitation projects in the area which is expected to finish by the end of the year or early 2022.
“Tututukan po natin ngayon ang paglilinis ng tubig sa Manila Bay upang sa gano’n hindi na lamang pasyal ang maaaring gawin ng ating mga kababayan sa dolomite area, kung hindi pati ang pagligo at paglangoy sa nalalapit na panahon,” Environment Undersecretary Jonas Leones said
He added that the rehabilitation will include fixing the drainage system in the household in selected areas in Manila and putting up an outwall in the dolomite garden where fecal coliform level is high.
In October, the dolomite beach reopened to the public but drew flak after thousands of local tourist flocked to the area, including minors, despite quarantine measures.