Iginiit ni Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) Secretary Roy Cimatu na ang beach nourishment sa Manila Bay ay makatutulong sa pagpapalawak nito.
Punto ni Cimatu, bahagi ng beach nourishment ang paglalagay ng buhangin upang malabanan ang pagguho ng lupa.
“Manila Bay is not considered prone to coastal erosion as it is mostly protected by seawalls, but the beaches are very narrow,” paliwanag ni Cimatu.
Inilahad din ng opisyal na ang “small nourishment project or in phase is rather preferred than a single large project covering the whole bay because aside from the bigger cost it will allow some beach and bay animals to survive and reproduce.”
“White sand was considered to be added placing sandy manufactured dolomite to the beaches of Manila Bay, which can also increase the recreational value of the place while securing/replenishing the beach against shore erosion,” giit pa ni Cimatu.
Kasabay nito ay dinepensahan din ni Cimatu ang dolomite sand.
“Sand bars and sand spits with natural sand are in remote locations and extraction in these areas are more disruptive to the environment. Besides, beach mining is illegal. An advantage of dumping ground sand is that it is free of silt and clay particles, and has denser particle packing than natural sand.”
“It also offers higher flexural strength, better abrasion resistance, higher unit weight, and lower permeability,” saad pa nito.