By: Central News Agency
A massive beach-cleaning effort was launched in Kinmen Saturday, drawing local government staff, military personnel, voluntary workers and residents from around the offshore county.
The activity is part of the county’s seasonal campaign to remove marine debris from the seashore, according to the county government. It took place simultaneously in the five townships of Jinning, Jincheng, Jinhu, Jinsha and Lieyu.
In Jinhu, military personnel from the Kinmen Army Defense Command and the Navy Fleet Command gathered on Houfeng beach early Saturday morning. They were later joined by military reservists, high school students, and numerous local residents, as well as volunteers from Kinmen Hospital, the county’s Environmental Protection Bureau and Kinmen National Park.
As an island group, it is inevitable that a huge load of floating rubbish will wash ashore in Kinmen from mainland China every spring, said Jinhu township chief Tsai Hsi-hu. [FULL STORY]