They met with the board of the Tourism Product Enhancement Fund (TPEF), as well as with the Minister of Tourism Mr. Dangui Oduber, and Minister of Nature Mr. Ursell Arends, seeking any possible financial contribution by the TPEF to kick start this project.
The renovation of the Bubali RWZI plant is urgent given the effects that untreated water has on the flora, fauna, and especially the marine life in the area.
That is why they proposed to improve the capacity to treat the water and expand the wetland to have a more extensive biological filter known as the Western Wetlands Project.
At the same time, they recognize the great potential for economic activity in this Western Wetlands plan.
In the process of creating a more vibrant ecosystem, there is also the potential to include this project in our tourism product, guaranteeing its feasibility.
The priority for the Government is to create harmony between nature and our only economic pillar, tourism. Therefore, the Ministry of Nature, Aruba National Park Foundation, and Aruba Birdlife Conservation have started the process of seeking funds to make this project a reality.
This project includes the 5 wetlands on the western end of our island:
- Saliña Bubali;
- Saliña Palm Beach;
- Saliña Cerca;
- Saliña Malmok;
- Saliña Druif.
They hope to see this project become a reality soon. It will provide a solution for wastewater management and create a vibrant ecosystem where nature and people can enjoy it.