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Environmental groups warn beach signs are outdated because of lurking danger

Majid Osman

Kuwait: The Kuwait Environmental Conservation Society’s Beach Safari Program team conducts beach and coastal surveys to determine whether the beach is ready to receive visitors and their commitment to coastal conditions and beachgoer instructions. was evaluated.

nawaf al muwail

Nawaf Al-Muwail, a member of the beach safari program’s research team, drew attention to the most striking sightings recorded during the tour. I have discovered that it does not. “Despite the fact that municipalities clean the beach daily and evenly space garbage bins, the waste that is hidden in the sand and dumped on the beach is an integral part of the culture of beachgoers and, at times, multiple It calls into question commitments to laws clearly written in language,” Mwail said.

“Responsibility for installing directional signs on each beach is divided between local governments, tourism companies, agricultural authorities, fish resource and environmental authorities,” he added. Muwail noted that the team found the signs were inconsistent with the general culture of the masses, as some expressions are not appropriate today. In addition, some signs are inconsistent with environmental laws, and fines imposed for littering by the Environmental Protection Act 42 of 2014 he is above KD 50 and below KD 500,” he said.

“The signs we find at Shuwaik Beach baffle beachgoers, and the foul stench of the area may explain why this beach is devoid of visitors, even on the most beautiful days of summer. The presence of cold water coolers is an important requirement for waterfronts and their presence does not mean that they will function properly or be clean to the user. Maintenance schedule and shelf life for coolers is unknown said Muwail. “We also need clean public toilets that serve the public well and have a capacity suitable for the size of the beach and its users. But this is an illusion on public beaches,” he said.

“There are many dangers that beachgoers face, such as being unaware of the dangers of stoneflies hiding under and between exposed beach rocks. Kuwait’s rocky coasts, such as near Kuwait Towers and the Green Island area, require colored flags to warn against dangerous creatures such as pests, jellyfish and wildlife Some beachgoers walk their pets, but there should be designated areas for doing so, instructions for disposing of dog poop, and clear signs of special areas to collect it. We recommend that you always have one,” Muwail said.

“It is worth noting that a sign at the entrance to the beach car park adjacent to Kuwait Towers in an area called Ras Agouza indicates the possibility of swimming on this beach. There are no signs to indicate this and there have been repeated accidents in the area,” he said, noting that all beaches in Kuwait are without lifeguards.

Regarding security and safety measures, he said the biggest danger is that some beaches let you rent jet skis and there are no barriers between swimmers and jet ski riders. He complained that no designated area was provided for either.

https://www.kuwaittimes.com/environmental-society-warns-beach-signs-are-outdated-as-dangers-lurk/ Environmental groups warn beach signs are outdated because of lurking danger

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