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KUWAIT CITY, July 31: A video clip posted by a citizen on social media, the day before yesterday, which shows two residents deliberately dumping construction debris behind the Al-Mutla’a Residential City project, has opened the door for prison and deportation for those who violate the environment law, reports Al-Qabas daily. Following the posting of the clip the Environment Public Authority responded, and instructed the inspection teams and judicial officers to tighten control and to take deterrent measures against those who did not comply with the standing instructions issued by the EPA of dumping waste in designated areas. An official source in the EPA told the daily that the authority had earlier referred, in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior, some files of grave environmental violations to the Environment Police, and legal measures were taken by referring the guilty to the deportation center and taking the administrative decision for causing intentional damage to the local environment.
The source pointed out that “after the video clip of the Al- Mutla’a incident went viral, the EPA Director-General of the authority, Sheikh Abdullah Al- Ahmad, issued instructions to the authority’s inspectors to record grave environmental violations, and to refer the perpetrators to deportation, in coordination with the Ministry of Interior.
The source revealed the EPA is coordinating with the Interior Ministry concerning serious violations, such as “fishing in Kuwait Bay, dumping waste in unspecified places, stealing sand”, or any other serious environmental violation, and referring the file to the nearby police station to prepare the deportation of the suspect.