âNot enough dolomite for beachâ
DENR Undersecretary Benny Antiporda said that so far, only 120 meters out of the 500-meter stretch of the bay’s shoreline in Manila have been covered with artificial white sand.
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‘Not enough dolomite for beach’
Rhodina Villanueva (The Philippine Star) - October 10, 2020 - 12:00am

MANILA, Philippines — The current supply of dolomite will not be enough to complete the beach nourishment project for Manila Bay, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) said yesterday.

DENR Undersecretary Benny Antiporda said that so far, only 120 meters out of the 500-meter stretch of the bay’s shoreline in Manila have been covered with artificial white sand.

“We learned that there is not enough dolomite to be used as synthetic white sand for the Manila Bay project. However, this matter should be taken care of by the contractor together with the Department of Public Works and Highways,” Antiporda said in a virtual press conference.

The P389-million project has received flak from the public because of its timing during the pandemic and alleged health risks.

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