American Society of Safety Engineers – Kuwait Chapter commemorated World Environment Day (WED) 2016 on 4 June at Safir Hotel, Fintas.
The event was co-sponsored by Wataniya Environmental Services (WES), Kuwait. The celebration began with a welcome note by Jignesh Shah – Secretary ASSE Kuwait Chapter. In his speech, he briefed about the program agenda and highlighted in his address about 14th successive year of Chapter celebrating WED.
Subsequently, Sampath Reddy Golamari – President of ASSE Kuwait Chapter welcomed key speakers, guests, all the participants and thanked Shahad Dashti – CEO of WES for co-sponsoring this event.
He specified various initiatives taken by ASSE Kuwait Chapter during the past 14 years to enhance environmental protection awareness among the Society Members, School Children and General Public.
Fadahel Ali - Chairman ASSE Kuwait Chapter, in his address highlighted the importance of the day to the world and in particular to state of Kuwait. He emphasized that environment protection is everyone’s responsibility, everywhere and throughout the year.
Muhammad Alamgir - Head of Health and Environmental Committee emphasized on the significance of WED -2016 literally with the Theme of the year ‘Go wild for life, zero tolereance for the illegal wildlife trade.’
Mr. Muhammad shared the “UNEP – Illegal trade in wildlife facts and figures’ with the participants. A Video message from Achim Steiner - UN UnderSecretary, General and Executive Director of the UN Environment Programme,was shared with the viewers of the event.
Later, Mr. Alamgir introduced both the speakers to the audience. The first was Walid Amin – Consulting Manager of WES Kuwait, a qualified professional, who in his speech introduced WES services and its Contribution to Environmental Protection in the state of Kuwait.
Further as part of the agenda, the Speaker of the Day, Dr. Ali M. Khuraibet - General Manager - ECO Environmental Consultants, Kuwait, delivered a technical presentation on the topic ‘EPA – New EIA regulation’ where he shared the implementation process of New EIA Regulation from June 2016 onwards. The presentation focused on new additions, difference between old and new regulations with the responsibilities and requirements under the new regulation.
To create environmental awareness among the members and to encourage their participation in such events, a spot quiz competition was organized for all participants. WES and ASSE KC sponsored the prizes and winners were appreciated with prizes.
In addition, ASSE Kuwait chapter,on the occasion of WED 2016 celebration, in the month of May 2016 initiated “WED-2016 theme based photography and poster competition’ among ASSE KC members, their families and for School children in Kuwait under different age category. Numerous entries were received and evaluated in the meantime by Health and Environment Committee. Winners were recognized with prizes and appreciation certificates which were distributed to them during the WED event.
Most importantly, Eman M. Ezzat – PR Manager Clove media, on behalf of EPA of Kuwait provided booklets and pamphlets about EPA New Regulation and Requirements. Each participant was given a booklet and pamphlet.
Finally, as a token of appreciation EC, AC Members presented plaques to the speakers of the day. The meeting was concluded with the dinner sponsored by ASSE Kuwait Chapter and WES. Around 90 ASSE members and their family members attended this program.