BORACAY ISLAND – Department of Tourism (DOT) undersecretary Arturo Boncato briefed delegates of the French Senate about actions taken by the agency during the island’s rehabilitation on March 2 at The Lind, here.
This was attended by Sen. Loren Legarda, chairman of the Senate committee on foreign relations, and members of the Boracay Inter-Agency Task Force (BIATF).
Boncato also presented updates on the average number of tourists in the island. Since the Boracay re-opening, there has been an average of 5,104 daily arrivals and 4,891 daily departures.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and Department of Interior and Local Government (DILG) also delivered presentations on the rehabilitation efforts conducted.
“We laud the government’s effort to rehabilitate Boracay. We are amazed by how the national agencies uphold sustainable tourism in the island,” said Jacky Deromedi, French Senator delegate.
Among the regulations implemented by BIATF include massive accreditation of primary and secondary establishments, policy on cruise ships, implementation of carrying capacity, removal of illegal structures, prohibiting single use of plastic, proper solid waste management, banning of pets and smoking and protection of wetlands./PN