The government of the Philippines will place numbers of riot police to make sure that tourists will not oppose the 6-month cleanup plan of the famous island, Boracay, as per police official.
Boracay Island, Malay, Aklan, Philippines
More than 600 police officers will be situated in the island following its closure on the 26th of April 2018. Under the order of President Rodrigo Duterte, there will be additional 138-compelling "crowd dispersal unit" to the island's regular force, as per Cesar Binag, the Chief Superintendent.
The Chief Superintendent added that the officers would not allow disruptions, adding as well the possibility of having protests, bombings, and other illegal activities that might interrupt the said closure.
Presidential representative Harry Roque mentioned that the shutdown was unavoidable.
"It was the best way to do it. It's an extraordinary police measure proposed to secure the environment. We needed to check whether we could postpone it any further, yet evidently, the water quality in Boracay required that the conclusion be done sooner than later."
Duterte requested the conclusion of the tropical island, which frequently includes on arrangements of the world's best shorelines, prior in April. In February he denounced those in charge of the island's administration of transforming it into a "cesspool."
Among the issues caused by the island's long-running tourism blast are unregulated improvement and channels conveying crude gushing specifically into the ocean.
A sewage pipe to the ocean located in Boracay
"For whatever length of time that there is s*** leaving those channels depleting to the ocean, I will never give you the time (to return) to the island", he said at that moment.
The island has attempted to keep up its unspoiled appeal after an enduring increment in visitor numbers that started in the 1980's.
A year ago, just about 1.7 million sightseers, including countless line travelers, went by the island amid a 10-month time frame, as per the administrative Philippine Information Agency.
The shutdown is planned to give a stretched out period to tidy up the island and encompassing oceans. The cost of interfacing with the sewerage framework is probably going to fall on entrepreneurs, said Ricky Alegre, partner secretary for the Department of Tourism, told CNN in March.
"We depict (Boracay) as a world-class island goal with poor administrations," Alegre said.
"What's more, we wish to overhaul the administrations. We should swallow the intense pill, and see this arrangement as one stage in reverse and two stages forward. We need to keep on promoting the Philippines as a delightful goal - and need to include that our goals are environmentally consistent."