30-03-2017 by redazione
Very tense situation at Malindi Marine Park between the cooperative management of the boatmen and the Billionaire Italian tycoon Flavio Briatore.
The question is known and long-standing concerns the boundary wall erected by Briatore to safeguard its luxury condo-resort.
The beach erosion has in fact over the years "eaten" the deck area behind the shore and forced the hotel to eradicate the first row of palm trees and some of Casuarina trees.
But according to the boatmen the construction of the breakwater has also diverted currents, even going to eat the beach at the Marine Park, ruining the coastline and setting up a huge damage to the entire ecosystem of the area.
Now, to remedy the erosion of several parts, Briatore has decided to extend the wall made of large coral stones held together by iron armor.
Hence the further protest, as reported by the national newspaper The Star, was quite animated.
The chairman of the cooperative of boatmen Twalib Ali has warned: "That wall will take away the entire marine park, having gotten worse and damage to nature". The reference is to cut down trees and also to the turtle breeding area that historically came from those parts to make their nests. Ali reiterated that they have never been against the construction of the resort, but condemns the property for never having heard the entreaties not to erect that wall.
On the other hand, the Piedmontese entrepreneur manager, Philip Chai, ensures that you have all the permits necessary to extend the wall to protect the structure billionaria. The superintendent at the natural goods (NEMA) and Kenya Wildlife Service did not intervene and this lays definitely in favor of Briatore. But the question surely will not end here.
The problem of erosion of coastal beaches is not only about Malindi.
Even Hemingway property of Watamu is grappling with the construction of a very high standard and with a deep foundation wall of the Turtle Bay beach.
For months there are even bulldozers on the ocean shore, but even in this case were released regulatory approvals.
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