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Tulum invests 25 million to manually manage sargassum

Tulum, Q.R. — With an initial investment of 25 million peso, the Cleaner Beaches Program of Tulum has begun with 170 people who will manually clean municipality beaches for the next three months.

The beach cleaners have been hired through the Temporary Employment Program for a period of three months with Tulum mayor, Víctor Mas Tah, saying that the resources used correspond to the charges made by private beach concessions and the Federal Maritime Terrestrial Zone.

“The municipality assumes the responsibility the problem of sargasso harvesting and for the next three months, will provide this solution for which it has federal, state, municipal and business support as well as that of nautical service providers, tourism, ecologists and society in general,” he said.

He recognized the effort made by hotels, restaurants and service providers who are actively participating in the cleaning with their own resources and staff, to which the municipal administration will add, since it is one of the riches of Tulum.

He explained that the 170 personnel will tend to 3.5 kilometers of public beaches with 10 tractors and that the seaweed deposits will be made at kilometers 233 with the goal of having them cleaned within one month. The cleaning will include the Tulum National Park.

He says they will work jointly with the Hotel Association of Tulum to address the entire geography of the municipality in which they will work to solve the serious problem of the atypical arrival of seaweed.