Min­is­ter vows used tire dump to dis­ap­pear by next year

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KUWAIT: Min­is­ter of Com­merce and In­dus­try Yousif Al-Ali an­nounced the be­gin­ning of an op­er­a­tion to re­solve the problem of ac­cu­mu­lated used tires and burial of waste in Re­hayya, and promised that the ‘used tire ceme­tery’ will start to van­ish by 2017. Speak­ing while in­spect­ing the area, Ali an­nounced putting Cabi­net de­ci­sion 1403/2015 per­tain­ing burial of waste and tires in Re­hayya into prac­tice al­most af­ter 10 years of its is­suance. “The count­down has be­gun,” he said, not­ing that a com­pre­hen­sive plan had been set to re­solve the problem of used tires in the area, in ad­di­tion to fu­ture land­fills.

Ali ex­plained that used tires would be shred­ded and moved to Salmi to re­cy­cle them ac­cord­ing to stan­dard en­vi­ron­men­tal spec­i­fi­ca­tions by qual­i­fied fac­to­ries, where spe­cial ma­chines will shred 25 tons per hour. “This means get­ting rid of these tires in six months,” he un­der­lined, point­ing out that the com­pa­nies qual­i­fied to ex­e­cute the process will not cost state funds any­thing.

US for­eign poli­cies

Un­der the aus­pices and with the pres­ence of the Supreme Plan­ning and De­vel­op­ment Coun­cil Chair­man Khaled Mahdi, Kuwait Cen­ter for Gen­eral Poli­cies (KCGP) or­ga­nized a talk ti­tled ‘The Fu­ture of US For­eign Poli­cies af­ter the Pres­i­den­tial Elec­tion’ to dis­cuss its pos­si­ble im­pact on Kuwait and GCC states. The lec­ture was de­liv­ered by Erik Peter­son; Man­ag­ing Di­rec­tor of Global Busi­ness Pol­icy Coun­cil (GBPC) and was at­tended by for­eign diplo­mats in Kuwait. Mahdi stressed that KCGP plans to or­ga­nize more talks in col­lab­o­ra­tion with in­ter­na­tional ad­vi­sors to set wellplanned gen­eral poli­cies to serve Kuwait’s five year plans. Mahdi added that KCGP would act as a think-tank to help de­ci­sion mak­ers set gen­eral poli­cies.

KUWAIT: Min­is­ter of Com­merce and In­dus­try Yousif Al-Ali and other of­fi­cials in­spect the site of used tires and waste dis­posal in Re­hayya yes­ter­day. —Photos by Fouad Al-Shaikh

By Me­shaal Al-Enezi

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