Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Saudi - Loggers to be named and shamed  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 19/12/2013
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!


(MENAFN - Arab News) The Ministry of Agriculture is studying ways to defame local log merchants who sell wood in violation of the law.
Jabir Al-Shahri, official spokesman for the Ministry of Agriculture, said the ministry will apply the defamation resolution, following in the footsteps of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, to defame individuals who violate regulations.
"The Ministry of Agriculture will publicly defame violators of the anti-logging law.
Wood is a natural resource which should be available to all and the state is going to deal seriously with violators especially since it has lifted customs duty off imported coal and logs," he said.
"I call on all citizens in villages and cities to realize the importance of maintaining the environment. Some people only think about their personal interests, but we need everyone to cooperate in safeqguarding the environment," said Al-Shahri.
The ministry's spokesman said resident expatriates are involved in the illegal sale of logs and are ruining the environment. "We need to raise the community's awareness about environmental issues," he said.
Al-Shahri said that the ministry was working with other parties to maintain the country's vegetation and had begun to save the local forests by importing logs.

However, the community is not used to the imported logs and will need time to be convinced about the advantages of using it.
Loggers have resorted to social media websites to sell their goods fearing the heavy penalties imposed by the ministry. This winter, prices of locally produced wood reached record levels for two reasons: the ban on the sale of logs and the severe weather which has hit several parts of the Kingdom.
Loggers communicated through WhatsApp to send pictures of the available stocks. Al-Shahri said the ministry will monitor the local loggers on electronic and social media websites in cooperation with security authorities.
"Those who sell local logs through electronic websites will be pursued in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior and if caught, will face punishment," he added.
Local log merchants were unrepentant. "Communicating with customers through WhatsApp is very convenient because of the wide user base. I advertised my goods, especially Samar firewood on the app, which enabled customers to communicate with me about the time and place of delivery," said a log merchant.

 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Mar 24 2017 - Kuwait- Visit visa for one year old baby and transfer to dependentArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) Me and my husband are working in Kuwait. My husband's salary is KD 250 and my salary is KD 300. Can we get visit visa for our 1-year-old baby and is it possible to transfer ...

 Mar 24 2017 - Kuwait stock indices record strong gainsArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) The KSE Indices witnessed a positive week as indices increased this week. The KSE price index closed at 7,043.46 an increase of 3.42 percent up 232.75 points compared to the ...

 Mar 24 2017 - Kuwait- GCC top bankers endorse company for settling paymentsArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) Governors of GCC monetary institutions and central banks. (KUNA) Governor of Bahrain Central Bank Rashid Al-Mearaj said on Thursday that governors of GCC monetary ...

 Mar 24 2017 - Kuwait- Rain expected in unstable weekend weatherArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) Dust reduced visibility on Kuwait roads KUWAIT CITY, March 23: The Director of Kuwait Meteorological Department Emad Al- Sanousi said on Thursday that the country will ...

 Mar 24 2017 - Kuwait- Commerce minister blames Al-Saleh for not enforcing law to set up livestock firmArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) KUWAIT CITY, March 23: Minister of Commerce and Industry, acting State Minister for Youth Affairs Khaled Al-Roudan blames his colleague, the Minister of Finance Anas ...

 Mar 24 2017 - Kuwait- MP takes up traffic issuesArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) KUWAIT CITY, March 23: One of the main issues tormenting the nation is traffic congestion and MP Talal Al-Jallal in a parliamentary query to the Deputy Prime Minister and ...

 Mar 24 2017 - Kuwait- MPW planning to replace expatriate employees - Total 23,902 citizens registered under CSC for jobsArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) KUWAIT CITY, March 23: Ministry of Public Works is planning to replace all its expatriate employees with Kuwaitis within the next five years before the year 2022, reports ...

 Mar 24 2017 - Kuwait- Health official supports plan for expats to buy medicinesArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) KUWAIT CITY, March 23: Director of the Hawally Health sector, Dr Fahd Al-Foudari said he supports the proposal which calls on the expatriates to buy their medicines or at ...

 Mar 24 2017 - IC Potash announces appointment of two new board members and further funding from Cartesian CapitalMENAFN Press
(MENAFN Editorial) Disclosure NewswireTM iCrowdNewswire - Mar 24, 2017 TORONTO — IC Potash Corp.(TSX:ICP) (OTCQX:ICPTF) ('IC Potash or the 'Company) is pleased to announce that it has ...

 Mar 24 2017 - Kuwait- Jordanian girl perishes in fall from buildingArab Times
(MENAFN - Arab Times) KUWAIT CITY, March 23: A seven- year-old Jordanian girl died when she fell from the fourth floor of a building in Khaitan area. According to security sources, when the ...

more...


 





Google

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Search News
Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help