Bahrain launches major clean-up drive
Manama, May 21, 2013
A major environmental campaign to clean up Bahrain's capital, Manama, was launched yesterday (May 20).
The Manama Municipality announced Environment Protection Week under the theme "Together towards a clean capital", reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
The drive, from tomorrow until June 1, at the Seef Mall, aims to protect the environment and promote that culture among members of the Bahraini society.
It features lectures and workshops on ways to reduce waste, its disposal and recycling and using it in artistic works, prepared by the Gulf City Cleaning Company in collaboration with Al Seef Real Estates.
At a Press conference, Manama Municipality director-general Shaikh Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Khalifa said that the awareness campaign aimed at promoting social partnership in protecting the environment.
He said that the municipality will spare no effort to involve all social spectrums in education and entertainment activities relating to environment protection.
He stressed that reducing harm to the environment required joint efforts of authorities and citizens, as well as non-governmental organisations, welcoming partnership with the private sector and NGOs in this regard.
He pointed out that the Environment Protection Week campaign was part of the government's efforts to implement sustainable urban development strategies and called upon all sides to engage seriously in efforts to protect the environment. – TradeArabia News Service