20 tonnes of waste fished out from Ghalila Seaport

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20 tonnes of waste fished out from Ghalila Seaport
20 tonnes wastes, six boats extracted from Ghalila Seaport, RAK

Ras Al Khaimah - Dr Saif Al Ghais, director of the authority, said the waste, including six drowned boats, were extracted as part of an intensive campaign to clean up all the emirate's sea ports in collaboration with a number of entities.

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Published: Tue 22 Nov 2016, 1:12 PM

Last updated: Tue 22 Nov 2016, 11:34 PM

In a fine example of successful collaboration between voluntary organisations and government departments in Ras Al Khaimah, the Environment Protection and Development Authority, in collaboration with the 'Oxygen team', fished out up to 20 tonnes of marine waste from the Ghalila Seaport.
Dr Saif Al Ghais, director of the authority, said the waste, including six drowned boats, were extracted as part of an intensive campaign to clean up all the emirate's sea ports in collaboration with a number of entities.
Further cleaning campaigns are planned under the 'Blue Ports' drive to protect the marine environment and to prevent any waste dumping in the sea. "Guidelines are also given to enlighten the public, mainly the fishermen, to keep the port clean."
Earlier, the department, in cooperation with the voluntary team, managed to extract 328 tonnes of marine wastes from RAK's beaches, including old drowned fishing boats and worn out tires.
ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com



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