Beach cleaning activity in Penghu on April 22
【NIA Global News】／translated by Amy Hsieh
On April 22 Earth Day, the Southeast Asian Women’s Care Association of Penghu County hopes to protect the environment. Together with the NIA Penghu Country Service Center and the Penghu County New Immigrant Service Center, they will launch a beach cleaning activity at the north coast of Magong City.
The northeast monsoon passes the Penghu Islands every year. And after the northeast monsoon passes, and a considerable amount of marine litter is left on the coastline of the Penghu Islands. And also, many tourists leave a lot of garbage behind, causing pollution along the coastline.
Many government agencies and NGOs are launching a beach cleaning activity, to show the most beautiful bay of Penghu when summer arrives.
Huang Yuan-mei, chairman of the Southeast Asian Women’s Care Association of Penghu County, says that Penghu is an island surrounded by the sea. Residents in Penghu all rely on the ocean. Huang says that although there are also many foreign residents in Penghu, people can still take action in protecting the beautiful ocean, and maintain an eco-friendly society.
Also, Huang reminds people not to abandon trash into the ocean to maintain a clean ocean environment. People need to care more for the marine ecology and avoid providing marine waste. And try to maintain the sustainability of the environment. And welcome the upcoming peak sightseeing season in Penghu.
Qiu Guo-Zhi, director of the Penghu County Service Station, says that the beach cleaning activity is a way to protect the ocean. Qiu thanks the new immigrants for their assistance and support to the Immigration Department. And also, he encourages new immigrants to participate in multicultural activities.