EPA, GCC General Secretariat assess environmental impact
KUWAIT: The Environment Public Authority of Kuwait (EPA) in collaboration with the General Secretariat of the Gulf Cooperation Council for the Arab States yesterday organized a workshop on assessment guidelines for the environmental impact on the GCC states in order to enhance the ecosystems and to coordinate efforts to achieve sustainable development.
EPA’s Director General Sheikh Abdullah Ahmed Al-Humoud Al-Sabah said in an opening statement that the workshop aims to develop a unified assessment system for the GCC states as part of the recommendations of the 36th meeting of the GCC environment officials held in Doha last October.
Sheikh Abdullah Al-Ahmad also stressed the EPA’s keenness to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the environment assessment guide in order for Kuwait to have a system that meets international regulations. He explained that the work on the project of enhancing the evaluation of the environmental impact system in Kuwait began in 2011 at the request of the EPA to conduct an in-depth review of the system by the World Bank. —KUNA
KUWAIT: EPA’s Director General Sheikh Abdullah Ahmed Al-Humoud Al-Sabah seen during the workshop. —KUNA