Philippines: Environmentalists criticise artificial beach in Manila Bay


A man-made seashore within the Philippine capital, Manila is inflicting controversy with some environmentalists arguing it’s dangerous for the atmosphere.

The ”Manila Bay Sands” challenge is a part of a wider $20m authorities plan to wash up Manila Bay.

The white sand is produced from crushed dolomite rock which is extracted from massive dolomite mines.

The Kalikasan Setting Group says the mining operations are damaging and the artificial sand can hurt marine life.

Regardless of this, hundreds of Manila’s residents have been flocking to the seashore to catch a glimpse of town’s hottest new speaking level.

Produced by Howard Johnson and Virma Simonette

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