En­vi­ron­ment pro­tec­tion law con­trib­utes to sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment: Author­ity

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT: The En­vi­ron­ment Pub­lic Author­ity (EPA) stressed on Sun­day that Law No. 42, 2014, em­bod­ied the op­ti­mal use of nat­u­ral re­sources that con­trib­utes to achiev­ing sus­tain­able de­vel­op­ment. This came in a speech de­liv­ered by Deputy Di­rec­tor General of EPA Mo­ham­mad Al-Enezi on be­half of Chair­man and Di­rec­tor General Sheikh Ab­dul­lah Ah­mad AlSabah while in­au­gu­rat­ing a work­shop on “achieve­ments of the oil sec­tor in en­vi­ron­ment pro­tec­tion.” The work­shop was co-or­ga­nized by the author­ity and the Kuwait Pe­tro­leum Cor­po­ra­tion (KPC).

Enezi said that the new law is a quan­tum leap in chang­ing en­vi­ron­ment man­age­ment as it in­volves all in­sti­tu­tions and govern­ment agen­cies of the coun­try in pro­tect­ing en­vi­ron­ment. He added that the work­shop high­lights great ef­forts ex­erted by the oil sec­tor in the field of en­vi­ron­ment pro­tec­tion and the abid­ance by the new law, which has be­come a ‘cor­ner­stone’ in en­vi­ron­ment work.

He lauded the fruit­ful co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the oil sec­tor com­pa­nies and the author­ity af­ter the is­suance of the new law, re­fer­ring to the out­puts of mem­o­randa of un­der­stand­ing, mainly the one on shar­ing in­for­ma­tion which in­cludes 14 items.

The work­shop also aims to know to what ex­tent the oil com­pa­nies abide by the new law, he told re­porters on the side­lines of the work­shop. There are many en­vi­ron­men­tal re­quire­ments which aim to pro­tect Kuwait’s en­vi­ron­ment in terms of the op­ti­mal deal­ing with waste and ad­dress­ing oil and marine pol­lu­tion, he said.

Sev­eral short­stops were or­ga­nized be­tween the two bod­ies so as to show ef­forts ex­erted on en­vi­ron­ment pro­tec­tion, he pointed out. Mean­while, As­maa Al-Qal­laf, a se­nior of­fi­cial at KPC, ex­tolled the co­op­er­a­tion be­tween the two sides, af­firm­ing the cor­po­ra­tion’s keen­ness on en­vi­ron­ment pro­tec­tion. The event in­cluded six lec­tures de­liv­ered by spe­cial­ists at the oil sec­tor on many top­ics. — KUNA

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Kuwait

© PressReader. All rights reserved.