Clean beach drive

SHARJAH — The Sharjah Municipality has recently launched a cleanliness campaign at the Al Hamriya beach in a bid to increase awareness among beach-goers on the importance of a clean beach environment and their role in maintaining cleanliness in general, all over the country.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Mon 13 Jun 2005, 10:52 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:58 PM

Rashed Mohamed Al Ghazal, Assistant Director of Sharjah Municipality for Administrative and Legal Affairs, said that the participating individual who collected the maximum garbage strewn on the beach would be awarded by the Sharjah Municipality.

"The three kilometre long beach located near Umm Al Quwain has been terribly polluted by beach-goers. Garbage is thrown all over, and waste from passing ships and boats, washed ashore," he said.

"Along with this campaign we are also planning to launch a media exercise urging all beach-goers to keep the beach clean. A polluted place will bring nothing but harm to their health. We will place 20 heavy waste containers for people to throw their food waste products, and we have posted awareness signboards on the roads and intersections leading to the beach, in Arabic, English and Urdu," he said.

Awareness pamphlets promoting the idea of the campaign would be distributed in various government departments, schools and social welfare associations.

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