TIRANA, April 12/ATA/-The government will work to prevent pollution of the sea in the Southern resort of Saranda while hotels are warned over pumping sewage into sea.
Albania’s Minister of Tourism and Environment Blendi Klosi held a meeting with representatives of the local tourist society “Saranda Tourism Industry “ (STY) and appealed to all the hotels and other tourist service businesses against pouring any sewage into the sea.
He warned that any sewage or inert material pouring into the sea will not be tolerated.
Klosi emphasized that such cases will be considered environmental crimes and will be subject to penal prosecution.
The minister also expressed the government stance on quarries in the coastal city saying that no permit will be issued.
Noise pollution caused by loud music was another interesting topic discussed during the meeting.
The participants emphasized the need of imposing stringent anti-noise regulation at the bars, restaurants and discos.
The minister also gave assurances that the works on the entrance road to the tourist city and those on the stairway connecting two main roads parallel to the sea will finish before the beginning of the tourist season./e.xh/ /a.g/p.s./