TIRANA, July 13
The entire seashore in Ksamil, southern Albania, should be open to everyone thus all the people can have access to public beaches that now are private. Chair of the National Coastal Agency Auron Tare said this on Wednesday and highlighted that this would be the best solution for the area. According to Tare, Ksamil, which is considered as one of the best European destinations for 2016, has been spoiled by many individuals that created beaches at the expense of nature.
“Coastal management in Ksamil like in other areas is too problematic. Since many years, the coastline in Ksamil has been used as private property by subjects that have enough power or are related to power. On the other hand, they have paid nothing to the community. If they did the gathered fund would have been enough to create a better infrastructure for local community and vacationers,” Tare said.
According to him, constructions in the town of Ksamil caused urban havoc and this is the cause of current problems.
Tare added that whoever that lives in Ksamil doesn’t feel like belonging to a responsible community that would build a model focused on tourism management.
“They instead act like individuals that want to maximally exploit the area that they seized many years ago. Nature has blessed this place and it is necessary to put an end to the coast disfigurement,” Tare stated.
“The coastline here was destroyed during the night by excavators and this was done with the silent approval of the public managers of the town, who at the same time are the owners of private beaches. It’s useless to search for a public beach in Ksamil,” the chair of the Coastal agency said.
Tare said that only two miles away from Ksamil there is the Island of Corfu and nobody there was allowed to interfere with the coastline, although the number of visitors is way too high compared to Ksamil.
On the other hand, he said that public managers in Ksamil must pay more attention to public services and nature maintenance.
“In my opinion, I think that the best solution to this situation would be the proclamation of the entire coastline a public beach area,” Tare concluded.
News Source: ATA
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