Manila Baywalk beach may be closed beyond ‘Undas,’ says DILG exec
MANILA, Philippines — The Manila Bay dolomite beach may remain closed until after “Undas” to make way for the facility’s expansion, Interior Undersecretary Jonathan Malaya said on Thursday.
Malaya said that the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) is considering closing the area for “a few more weeks” after “Undas.”
“It is possible that they will keep the dolomite beach closed until such a time they are complete with the expansion because they will actually expand the beach further to the other areas which have not been rehabilitated,” Malaya said in an interview on ABC-CBN News Channel.
“I think what they are considering is, while construction is ongoing, they would rather close the completed portions at this time,” he added.
The dolomite beach will be closed from the public starting October 29 until November 3.
The soft opening of the area drew thousands of local tourists, which some experts say may result in the spread of COVID-19.
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