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Hawaii is investing $13 million to fix the most frequently visited beach

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The Hawaii State Legislature has agreed to a $13 million budget, including funding for much-needed repairs to the City Beach, a coastal region that is known as the epicenter of tourism in Oahu.

On Sunday, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that state officials have given the green light to projects such as the restoration of the old Royal Hawaiian sea wall at the gateway to Waikiki, the Beach, and the restoration of the Kuhio Beach, and the beach. The grant will also fund four projects that will be highlighted in the $10-million Waikiki Beach Master Plan.

The renovations are scheduled to begin later this summer or in early fall.

An aerial view of Waikiki Beach on Oahu, Hawaii.
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“This is the greatest credit to the improvements on Oahu in recent times. This will enable us to move forward on a number of projects that have been discussed on and off for a couple of decades,” Dolan Eversole, University of Hawaii, said of the news.

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“There used to be a wait-and-see” sentiment among some of them, however, there has been a shift in the general perception of it, and people seem to feel that we don’t have to wait in order to meet these challenges,” he continued.

Waikiki Beach is the most well-known as a center of tourism on Oahu, which last year accounted for more than 5.9 million people, or about 60% of the Aloha State’s 10 million people in total. That is, tourism generated more than $8 billion in expenditures, or approximately 46%, from € 17.8 billion in the whole of the expenditure, in accordance with the civil service.

The swimmers are floating in the Pacific Ocean as the sun sets off of Waikiki Beach in Honolulu, on New Years Eve. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

A lot is at stake with the project, according to one frequent visitor, who describes the Facility as the “main attraction” of the Hawaiian style.

“It’s the gateway to Waikiki, the Beach is the main attraction. This is the reason why everyone will want to come to Hawaii,” Nerida Abbott of Australia told the Star-Advertiser. Abbott, who recently traveled to the Aloha State for a group of ten, even going so far as to say that “the gateway to Waikiki, the Beach wasn’t here, we probably wouldn’t be coming back.”

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Also, Sam Lemmo, of the Hawai’i Department of Land and Natural Resources, agreed that it’s high time to address the issues of soil erosion, and beach width, to the holiday hotspot.

An aerial view of Waikiki Beach on Oahu, Hawaii.
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“It’s the gateway to Waikiki, the Beach, a constructed beach that was coming out of a major sand renourishment in the 1930’s. The infrastructure is aging,” Lemmo told the outlet. Chronic erosion is accelerating, and will continue to do so, with the increase in the level of the sea. We have to manage it, and we have projects in the pipeline, so that we can move forward from the impacts of climate change and sea-level-rise curve.”

“You just can’t do it all, and let it deteriorate,” he elaborated. “If your goal is to maintain the City as a tourist destination, the beach is an essential part of the infrastructure.”

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Under similar headings, a march paper published by researchers from the University of Hawaii has been making waves in his claims that the island paradise has been hit with a so-called “tipping point” by overtourism. According to the results of the studies, and the increasing numbers of annual visitors, are reported to be on the verge of overwhelming the state’s resources, the deterioration of the quality of life for residents and have a negative impact on the economic vitality and.

As noted by the Star-Advertiser, Hawaii welcomed a record-breaking 9.9 million tourists in 2018.

Visitor spending has increased to as much as $17.8 billion last year, more than $2 billion in tax revenue.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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