Beach cleanup held in coastal parts of New Taipei

Want China Times
Date: 2015-10-04

Beach cleanups were held in coastal areas of New Taipei on Saturday, with around 1,000

Volunteers collect garbage from a beach, Oct. 3. (Photo/CNA)

Volunteers collect garbage from a beach, Oct. 3. (Photo/CNA)

people taking part at the main venue at Jinshan Beach.

Among the participants were Wei Kuo-yen, head of the Environmental Protection Administration, American Institute in Taiwan director Kin Moy, and New Taipei deputy mayor Chen Shen-hsien.

Chen said the municipality has around 120 kilometers of coastline and he urged concerted efforts to help make it beautiful and clean.
Moy noted that this was the third year AIT has taken part in the beach cleanup, saying that environmental protection is an issue in which every nationality, age and region should do its share.     [FULL  STORY]

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