Call to hike beach protection

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KUWAIT CITY, May 7: The Beaches Protection Committee, which ensures the availability of security and safety conditions and prevention from drowning, recommended the removal of all obstacles and barriers between the passages of private chalets by the Kuwait Municipality, and the appointment of staff and lifeguards to protect beachgoers at parks and resorts, reports Al- Qabas daily.

According to informed sources, the Council of Ministers issued its decision on June 13, 2022 to form a committee to organize the beaches, headed by the Kuwait Fire Service Directorate (KFSD) and with representatives of government agencies concerned with that relevant matter as members whose job grades are not less than an assistant undersecretary, namely Ministry of Interior, Ministry of Health, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Public Authority for Youth, Kuwait Municipality, Environment Public Authority, Fatwa and Legislation Department and Tourism Enterprises Company. In implementation of the provisions of the Cabinet and the ministerial decision, the Beaches Protection Committee held meetings under the KFSD chairmanship during which the committee unanimously decided to issue the following recommendations:

1 – Implementing the plan of the Ministry of Interior and KFSD to secure beaches during the summer season.

2 – A proposal to launch a tender for the concerned companies to secure public beaches that are not subject to a specific party, and to protect their visitors from the risks of drowning, according to the density of beachgoers, and the risks of the site in terms of depths and sea currents in the region.

3 – The Tourism Enterprises Company shall appoint employees and lifeguards to protect and secure visitors to its beaches.

4 – The parks and resorts shall appoint employees and lifeguards to protect and secure the beachgoers affiliated to them, and to use all means of prevention from drowning and marine safety.

5 – Kuwait Municipality will remove all existing obstacles and barriers between the corridors of private chalets in order to facilitate the arrival of rescue teams and emergency parties to the site, and reduce the response time to accident reports.

6 – Carrying out intensive awareness and guidance campaigns through various media and social networking programs as an extension of school awareness.

7 – Kuwait Municipality shall place warning and indicative signs along the dangerous beaches.

8 – Opening the door for cooperation and sponsorship by the company and banks in the summer emergency plan of 2023.

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