Prior to the arrival of hundreds of tourists to the port of Progreso this weekend, the municipal president of that town, Julian Zacarias Curi, called on visitors to keep beaches and streets clean, since the full weight of the law will be applied to punish whoever is caught littering.
Zacarias Curi said that the ecological police that already works in the port is constantly watching and will apply sanctions to those who fail to comply with the measures to maintain streets and beaches clean.
Although few people have been sanctioned, they are already fulfilling social tasks assigned to them to take responsibility for environmental care in the municipality.
So the call is to tourists and visitors to support the people of Progreso to keep the beaches clean.
“Trips are being made and the population has been exhorted not to throw bags and waste on public roads, so that those who continue breaking the law in this sense, will be punished and penalized, either with fines, social work or prison”, Zacarias Curi stated.
The full program of the Progreso Carnival will be announced and more activities are being prepared to improve the tourist conditions of the port, but it is absolutely necessary to maintain safety, hygiene and care of the environment.
On the other hand, Zacarías Curi informed that in the framework of the World Mangrove Care Day, which was recently commemorated, he gave the signal for cleaning and preserving the wetlands, mangrove areas and marshes of the municipal littoral.
In the mangrove area of Progreso, there are families that have settled there, but they have been asked to move from the area in order to have better living conditions.
“This is not an easy situation to deal with, because there are families that have settled irregularly in dangerous areas, have filled areas of marshes to install houses and homes, but this becomes dangerous in case of hurricanes or cold fronts like the one we had a few days ago” , he said.
He explained that families living in swamp areas are affected by the rise of the sea and the growth of water in wetlands, so hey must be relocated for their own good and to preserve the mangroves’ ecosystem.
TYT Newsroom with information from reporteroshoy.mx