The Environment Public Authority (EPA) said the results of an experiment that was carried out in cooperation with the Japanese Embassy in Kuwait using an environmentally friendly heat-insulating product on the Mishref walkway show the earth’s temperature dropped by 10 degrees Celsius.

The EPA said the product is a road paint that will contribute to reducing the earth’s temperature by 10 degrees Celsius and reducing the volatilization of gravel.

In a press statement on the sidelines of the event, Japanese Ambassador to Kuwait Masato Tako said this pilot project contributes to deepening cooperation between the two countries in the environmental field, noting the depth and strength of Kuwaiti-Japanese relations over the past 60 years in various fields.

Ambassador Tako thanked the EPA for its efforts to accomplish this pilot project using Japanese technology to reduce the Earth’s temperature between 7 to 10 degrees, especially since this technology is used in Japan in various locations such as parks, sidewalks and places of exercise.

He said he hopes this technology will provide comfort for citizens and residents who visit the site where this experiment is on display — places coated with the product compared to traditional asphalt.

He explained this product protects public health and hopes to generalize this experience to all parks, places of exercise areas.

He stated the temperature on the ground covered with the product was 38 degrees Celsius, while it was 45 degrees Celsius on traditional asphalt, which reflects the effectiveness of the product, which will become more evident during the summer season when the temperatures shoot to record levels.

Ambassador Tako stated that this cooperation is not the first of its kind, as the Kuwaiti-Japanese association is carrying out campaigns to periodically clean the beaches of Kuwait under the auspices of the Japanese Embassy, and the first beach clean-up campsigns which were halted following the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic will be re-launched on Nov 27.
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For his part, Deputy Director-General for Technical Affairs at the Environment Agency, Dr. Abdullah Al-Zaidan, said in a similar statement, “We seek to learn about environmental technology globally and apply it in the country.

Therefore, we looked in the direction of Japan to bring a substance capable of reducing the Earth’s temperature by 7 to 10 degrees.”

Al-Zaydan added that one of the advantages of this product is to block temperatures, prevent their storage, prevent the volatilization of gravel, and improve the environmental conditions in the country in general, pointing to the possibility of using this technology in areas where educational, health and service facilities and public parks are located.

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