Boracay drainage improvement to be completed by 2020

The government is continuously exerting efforts to resolve flooding problems in Boracay as it announced the commencement of the second phase of the drainage improvement project at the tourism hotspot.

According to Presidential spokesperson Harry Roque, the said project is expected to be completed by 2020, upon the approval of implementation from the Tourism Infrastructure and Enterprise Zone Authority.

The project will install a pipeline to redirect the treated drainage water into a wetland in Sitio Lugutan.

“Indeed, we are committed to provide improved water quality services while mitigating the island’s perennial flooding problems,” Roque said.

Despite flooding issues, Boracay is expected to bring more tourists in the country as more flights and facilities are being established for access on the said island.

Boracay remains one of the top tourist spots in the Philippines, luring beach lovers with its white sand beaches.

In 2016, total tourist arrivals in Boracay counted 1,725,483.