Environment protection law contributes to sustainable development: Authority
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