the Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Kuwait Society for the Protection of the Environment, Dr. Wijdan Al-Oqab, called for the necessity of verifying the presence of dangerous materials, chemical and industrial wastes, and highly flammable materials in the State of Kuwait, supporting the parliamentary demand for the relevant National Assembly.
Al-Eqab, who holds the position of the Arab Regional Adviser in the Global Network of Civil Society Organizations for Disaster Reduction (GNDR), considered this as precautionary and proactive steps based on the emphasis on activating monitoring and inspection systems in accordance with quality, security and safety standards.
Al-punishment indicated that one of the most important steps to protect societies from disasters is to take precautions in advance for any disaster by verifying compliance with security and safety requirements in vital installations, warehouses and warehouses, adding, “And what happened in Lebanon may be nothing but an awareness signal and a warning bell to all countries of the world. As dangerous as the presence of these materials without following security and safety requirements and control standards and without adhering to the rules of quality control in following up the sequence of dealing with such materials.
Punishment called on all parties in the state to move to open the doors of investigation into the presence of such materials in their territories, with an emphasis on the importance of activating policies for dealing with hazardous and harmful materials, with the highest standards of quality control, especially not to be negligent in their storage operations, noting the importance of intensifying precautionary operations and measures for inspection and compliance Environment in all establishments producing chemicals or industrial materials and their residues, including, for example, the dangerous substance ammonium nitrate and the like, whether in Kuwait or in any of the Arab and Gulf regions, through campaigns carried out in cooperation and coordination with the concerned authorities to determine the extent of the commitment of industrial facilities or Warehouses and storage facilities according to the environmental law standards and its implementing regulations and amendments, in terms of safety and security standards and environmental requirements for transport and storage methods, as well as the necessity of inspecting these facilities and preparing reports to be presented to the competent authorities to take the necessary measures in this regard.
She explained that the delay in the procedures for releasing such materials and securing them in suitable locations prepared to receive them, especially in light of the hot climatic conditions that may cause spoilage and affect the degree of their security, which may cause expected damage