Kuwait beach cleanup cam­paign nears end

Kuwait Times - - LOCAL -

Kuwait is wrap­ping up an en­vi­ron­men­tal cleanup cam­paign through pro­tect­ing the Bay of Kuwait and mak­ing sure that its beaches are kept pris­tine. Speak­ing at a press con­fer­ence yes­ter­day, Ab­du­laziz AlShatti, who heads the cam­paign, noted that the en­deavor aims to stave off pol­lu­tion caused by waste that could sully the bay, which is a ma­jor fish habi­tat in a coun­try with a pro­found mar­itime tra­di­tion. He added that nu­mer­ous gov­ern­ment bod­ies have joined forces to pick up heaps of trash strewn across Kuwait’s beaches, which col­lec­tively stretch over 814 sq/km.

Mean­while, Manal Al-Thifeeri, a cam­paign mem­ber, re­called that the pre­vi­ous two phases of the beach cleanup were suc­cess­fully held in the last two years. Amna Al-Re­fai, an of­fi­cial from the En­vi­ron­ment Pub­lic Author­ity (EPA), pointed out that sewage and waste have wreaked havoc on the Bay of Kuwait and that EPA has ini­ti­ated a plethora of mea­sures to pro­tect this en­vi­ron­men­tal land­mark. — KUNA

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