Sofia Events - Part 35

posted by Mira on 2006/07/11 15:45

[ Sofia Events ]

Irakli: Concrete or Sand? Can Civil Protests Save the Black Sea Coast from Total Overbuilding?

Debate about the constitutionally guaranteed right of access to the beach line and different phenomena in the “market” economy system in Bulgaria. With the participation of citizens, ecologists, investors and legislators. July 12 (Wednesday), 7.00 p.m in the Red House Center for Culture and Dabate, Sofia.

Scince several yaers the whole Black sea area is totally changing by being overbuilt. A lot of sand beaches and coastal forests disappiared under hudge hotel complexes.

For less than 24 hours over 6000 people signed a petition for the protection of Irakli coastal region and some of the last remaining Black Sea wild beaches in Bulgaria.

The campaign was carried out in Sofia's Borisov Garden in the form of a music marathon. It was the first activity in protection of Irakli. Such public initiatives could be expected in other Bulgarian cities soon. They aim at making the Environment and Water Affairs Minister impose protective measures and limit coastal construction works.

Thousands of people joined the organisers and signed the list for the protection of Irakli and eight wild coastal areas. A number of Bulgarian public figures and celebrities also signed the petition. Artists presented a new song, dedicated to the protection of the wild coastal areas.

Continuation of the civil protest will be the current debate in the Red House.



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