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Environment sets KD 45 mln 2021-22 budget for projects

‘Waste recycling factories’

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 9: The Board of Directors of Environment Public Authority has set about 45 million dinars in the budget for fiscal year 2021-2022 to implement environmental projects in support of waste recycling factories and transportation of waste tires, reports Al-Qabas daily At its meeting last Thursday, the Council approved the new draft budget and agreed to amend Resolution No. 3 of 2018, setting the fee for examining and investigating grievances in its tenders, auctions and practices.

Official sources said the Environment Agency has set the new budget proposal according to its development vision to implement projects related to the follow- up of environmental activities and support for waste recycling projects, while moving forward to implement the transportation of waste tires at a sum of KD 44,932,595.

Regarding government dealing with the authority’s claim for the necessary sums for the implementation of its projects, sources said, “At a time when the country needs a series of environmental projects that are included in Kuwait’s 2035 development projects, budgets allotted in support of the authority’s efforts are still smaller than what its board of directors aspires for.”

They pointed out that the Commission “set the budget for fiscal year 2020/2021 at 54 million dinars to fulfill its work requirements during the year but the Ministry of Finance only approved 24 million dinars, which represents 44 percent of the required sum.” Sources indicated the authority achieved revenues for fiscal year 2019/2020 amounting to approximately 645 thousand dinars, an increase of 49 percent over the sum expected upon the approval of budget.

They pointed out that the agency proposed a series of projects for implementation during fiscal year 2019/2020 and submitted them to the Audit Bureau.

The first of which was a survey and a comprehensive database project for the marine infrastructure in Kuwait (the executive part E-MISK MARINE) valued at 10 million dinars, in addition to the direct contracting project for the maintenance and operation of fl oating monitoring stations. In the current fiscal year 2020/2021, according to sources, the authority has a great role to follow up on the environmental requirements regarding the quarantines of the Health Min

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