The Kuwait diving team removes 80 tons of waste from beaches and islands

The Kuwaiti diving team completed the first phase of a project to remove plastic waste, discarded fishing nets, timber and sunken boats in beaches and islands, picking up 80 tons of them during the summer in cooperation with various governmental, private and civil agencies and civil society organizations.Join Our Telegram group to know the latest news

Team leader Walid Al-Fadhel told Kuwait News Agency today that the cooperation of these authorities in removing waste and cleaning the coasts reflects social responsibility, love of the Kuwaiti environment and concern for its cleanliness and protection from pollution.

He praised the environmental efforts provided by the volunteer teams and other parties to remove the damage to the marine environment, stressing that despite the hot weather and the (Corona) pandemic, the team continued its work with dedication and carried out many successful marine operations to save the environment from these wastes.

He stated that the team responds immediately to any gathering of waste seen by team members or beachgoers, and begins direct coordination with the concerned government agencies and volunteers to accomplish this work.

The team referred to its international relations and participations with many organizations interested in protecting the marine environment, such as the non-profit International Beaches Protection Organization based in the American capital. Al-Fadhel stressed the team’s interest in cleaning the Kuwait Bay, whether in the waters or in the coasts, because it is considered one of the distinguished environmental areas due to its importance to wildlife including fish, marine creatures and plants, indicating that the team allocated special boats to implement this project due to the shallow depths in the sea.

He also pointed out the team’s concern for the safety of coral reefs from any waste from fishing nets and others, as well as its keenness to raise the waste near the coasts due to its transfer to the sea when the winds are strong or during the rainy seasons.Join Our Telegram group to know the latest news

He said that the team is currently preparing to prepare a plan to raise rain residues at the sites of rain sewers in the Gulf of Kuwait and all the coasts, wishing for the implementation of construction projects related to stopping the entry of solid and liquid waste into the sea through these sewers.

He praised the speech of His Highness the Crown Prince, Sheikh Mishaal Al-Ahmad, during the opening of the Summit of the Green Middle East Initiative in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, in which he mentioned the great environmental role of Kuwait.



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