Kuwait Institute for Scientific Research (KISR) accomplishments of vital projects in oil, water, environment and energy fields contributed to the progress and excellence of the country's sustainable development, the Institute's Director General Dr. Naji Al-Mutairi said Sunday.
His remarks came through his participation of a regional meeting by the Global Research Council, hosted by Kuwait Foundation for the Advancement of Sciences (KFAS), which highlighted the importance of having a national plan approved for scientific research and financed by the state.
The meeting also reviewed projects and scientific research papers and will last until tomorrow.
Al-Mutairi told KUNA that the meeting also reviewed KISR's past experiences, achievements and future plans, as well as its human resources, which seeks to achieve the ambitious goals and visions of the Institute in various areas.
KISR was established to devote all energies to serve scientific research since its inception in 1967 and until now, he said, noting that all achievements, projects and patents are a source of pride for the Institute and for Kuwait, the Arabian Gulf and the Middle.
Recently, the world marked the International Day for Preventing the Exploitation of the Environment in War and Armed Conflict, which for Kuwaitis was a reminder of the disastrous oil well fires of 1990, said Al-Mutairi.
Marking the occasion in a speech, Al-Mutairi said the UN launched celebrating this international day in 2011 in a reminder of what befell Kuwait environmentally during the Iraqi invasion in 1990 when hundreds of oil wells were set ablaze, creating one of the world's worst environmental disasters.
He commended international efforts at that time in eventually putting out the fires in a record time, saying that Kuwaiti ecology and environment still reeled from the effects of that disaster.