Energy & Power


KUWAIT, Two main Kuwaiti authorities have joined hands, giving momentum to efforts to turn empty spots green with leafy plants and blossoming flowers, throughout the country of largely arid land.

In its latest activity, to turn as many parts as possible of the landscape green, Kuwait Public Environment Authority (EPA), said in a statement that, up to 10,000 saplings were distributed for planting in Al-Nuwaiseeb, Kuwait’s southern-most region, stretching along the southern shores of the Gulf country. The plants were given to citizens, campers and volunteers, enthusiastic about such activities, to safeguard and improve the environment of Kuwait, indicated Sheikh Abdullah Ahmad Al-Humoud Al-Sabah, EPA Board Chairman, in remarks to Kuwait News Agency (KUNA).

He also indicated that the activity is part of a nationwide campaign, to promote peoples’ awareness of the necessity to safeguard Kuwaiti wild life and environment.

Greening side-streets and public parks and location, helps in purifying the air, he said, noting, the top leaders’ special concern for greening Kuwait.

EPA is distributing large numbers of saplings, in coordination with the Public Authority for Applied Education and Training (PAAET), whose general director, Haytham Al-Athari, said, up to 10,000 saplings had been planted, in the first (4-month-long) phase of the campaign. The current second stage is designed to plant 250,000 more.

PAAET’s services department is cooperating with the “green dream” team, which comprises volunteers, who have been leading the multi-phased greening campaign.

The authority had granted 20,000 saplings to Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber’s Popular Heritage Village. It had also distributed 10,000 more in Kabad, some 70 km from Kuwait City, and planned to distribute 10,000 more elsewhere.

Moreover, it is involved in greening projects outside mosques, oil companies and on islands.

Kuwait’s land is largely desert, however, authorities and associations exert relentless efforts, to keep much of the land green.