Maués Prefecture creates measures to preserve beaches

The berthing of boats and on beaches has caused erosions, pollution of its waters and sand and away the city sunbathers and tourists flock to the area every summer.
04/02/2017 11h36 - Updated 4/02/2017 12h04
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The municipality of Maués (a 356 km from Manaus) It is known to have a large area of ​​beaches lapped by the river Maues Açú. In addition to city postcard, they are one of the main tourist attractions. Yellow gold sand and the sun setting into the river, the city postcard is threatened, according to the Municipal Development and Environment (The reason).

The berthing of boats and on beaches has caused erosions, pollution of its waters and sand and away the city sunbathers and tourists flock to the area every summer.

"Maués is a tourist town with beautiful beaches and we can not let it be over. With boats in the seaside area of ​​the city, we have not only environmental pollution, but also visual. In Manaus, for example, there is the mooring of vessels in the resort of Ponta Negra, only at the port ", said the mayor Maués, Junior Milk.

According to him, the beaches comprise a natural resource of vital importance to one of the economic hubs of Maués, or tourism. And the disappearance of them or their bad conditions of use may affect the city's economy and prevent the development of tourist activities even stronger and more structured.

Besides that, they represent the main leisure for people living in the county seat, approximately 33 thousand, that are unused options of beaches due to damage caused by boats arriving and leaving the city.

Therefore, the Maués Prefecture determined, this week, a ban on the docking of any vessel on the edge of town, in the area comprising the Maresia and Antarctica beaches, which together add up 3 km long.

According Junior Milk, the measure followed the guidelines of the Director of the City Plan, instituted by Complementary Law 03 from 22 December 2006. To ensure compliance with the city ordinance, the checks have started on the edge of town. The area will not be allowed to dock will of Pau Rosa plant to the port of the old office of the municipality.

The good news is the new measure of Maués Prefecture was supported by the population that usually attend the beaches not only for leisure, but also for sports. The instructor of physical activities, Alessandro Melo, who is also a biology student, He supported the action and hopes that the population is aware of the importance of preservation.

“There are an estimated that, we next 20 or 30 years, the beaches of our municipality can disappear, if not preserved. I'm here every day and already I notice a decrease in the volume of sand. I hope that with this new measure, with the increase in the surveillance, people are more aware”, He stressed.


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