Kuwait beach cleanup campaign nears end
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