EPA, GCC Gen­eral Sec­re­tariat as­sess en­vi­ron­men­tal im­pact

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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

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