Pushed for eviction for violating environmental law after clip – ARAB TIMES
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KUWAIT CITY, July 31: A video clip posted by a citizen on social media the day before yesterday, which shows two residents deliberately dumping construction debris behind the Al-Mutla’a residential city project, opened the leads to prison and deportation for those who violate environmental law, reports the daily Al-Qabas. Following the broadcast of the clip, the Public Authority for the Environment reacted and instructed the inspection teams and the judicial officers to reinforce the control and to take dissuasive measures against those who would not respect standing instructions issued by the EPA to dump waste in designated areas. An official source within the EPA told the daily that the authority had previously referred, in cooperation with the Interior Ministry, some cases of serious environmental violations to the Environmental Police, and that legal action was taken by sending the culprits back to the deportation center and administrative decision for intentionally causing damage to the local environment.
The source pointed out that “after the video clip of the Al-Mutla’a incident went viral, the authority’s EPA Director General, Sheikh Abdullah Al-Ahmad, issued instructions to authority inspectors to register serious environmental violations and to direct the perpetrators towards eviction, in coordination with the Ministry of the Interior.
The source revealed that the EPA coordinates with the Ministry of Interior regarding serious violations, such as “fishing in Kuwait Bay, dumping waste in unspecified places, stealing sand,” or any other serious environmental violations, and referred the case to the nearby police station to prepare for the deportation of the suspect.