(MENAFN - The Peninsula) QNA
Doha:The State of Qatar, represented by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment, participated yesterday in the celebration of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) Wildlife Day 2018, which falls on 30 December each year, under the slogan 'nature reserves is a national treasure.
This celebration comes in the context of the efforts of Qatar in conjunction with the rest of the GCC countries to preserve wildlife and protect species threatened with extinction in the GCC, by highlighting the importance of the conservation, protection and development of biodiversity through the development and implementation of programs and activities that lead to the conservation and protection of biodiversity and environmental balance in the Gulf region and to intensify awareness-raising efforts on the Gulf Wildlife Day on December 30, each year.
Moreover, the Ministry, represented by Al Shamal Municipality and General Cleanness Department, announced the success of its campaign to clean and remove neglected cars, boats and abandoned cabins in Al Shamal's industrial area, especially as this waste has an impact on hygiene, environmental integrity and the overall landscape of the region. The Ministry revealed that in the first day of the campaign the municipality removed 12 abandoned cars, one dump wagon, and one cabin, in addition to the boats' owners moved more than 30 boats and a number of cabins.
The cleaning rate of the area reached about 75 percent during the first day of the campaign. The campaign will continue for the next two days until completion of all the violations in the region.
Furthermore, the General Cleanness Department announced the implementation of a comprehensive clean-up campaign for the north-west coast of the state (75km) and has so far removed 480 tonnes of miscellaneous waste.
Director of General Cleanliness Department Safar Al Shafi said that this campaign comes within the framework of special programs implemented to clean the beaches in all regions of Qatar, adding that work is implemented in a streamlined manner to not affect the daily work programs. He explained that the campaign began 20 days ago, where the work was distributed in three stages. He said the second phase will start next week from Al Zubara to Um Haish, and the third phase from the area of Um Haish to Zekreet.