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World Bank warns Kuwait on ‘waste’

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 24: The World Bank has warned of classifying Kuwait among the countries that generate high durable waste, reports Al-Qabas daily. In a recent report, the World Bank stated each person in Kuwait produces 1.4kg of durable waste and expected the garbage dumps would cover 5,433 square/kilometers by early 2020.

It envisaged a huge problem for Kuwait, in view of the fact that the country lacks vast lands for developmental projects, aside from health hazards the garbage dumps of this magnitude may pose.

An environmental expert from the World Bank warned Kuwait of severe health implications if it continues to abandon the garbage dumps, citing Qurain residential area which has 15 old garbage sites extending by 27 square/kilometers. Report indicated Kuwait has three active sites for burying garbage in Jahra, Abdullah Port and the Seventh Ring Road, while 400 tons of garbage is deposited each day

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