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27 February 2018

The Gulf Petrochemical Industries Company (GPIC) organized a campaign to clean the beach next to the Bahrain Fort as part of its mission to protect and preserve the environment.


The campaign, in cooperation with the Manama Municipality comes in response to the Company’s annual initiative to raise environmental awareness within the community and highlight the importance of recycling. The campaign is being held for the fourth consecutive year in conjunction with other Gulf cities.


GPIC President Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery thanked the Gulf Petrochemical and Chemical Association (GPCA) Secretary General Dr. Abdulwahab Al Sadoun, for introducing an initiative that has a direct impact on Gulf communities. He said the industry provides services and makes efforts in the field of environmental care, in addition to encouraging voluntary work, which provides opportunities to GPIC employees to serve the community.


Dr. Jawahery said the campaign is not aimed at a certain segment, but would benefit all in society, from beach visitors and tourists. He also praised the organisers and their efforts to raise awareness on the importance of environmental care as a community necessity. He said the Company's Management made sure during the campaign to provide qualified medical staff to take care of any emergency.


Dr. Jawahery spoke of the importance of providing clean beaches for the protection of marine organisms that are endangered by dumping in coastal areas.

He urged people not to dump waste that may cause the marine environment to lose its natural components. He said such waste poses danger to both citizens and residents.

Dr. Jawahery thanked Manama Municipality Director General H.E. Engineer Sheikh Mohammed bin Ahmed Al Khalifa, for his guidance in making the campaign a success. He also thanked the Chairman and members of the Company’s Social Activities Committee for its efforts to organise the annual event.

H.E. Engineer Sheikh Mohammed stressed the importance of the private sector’s participation in Government efforts to preserve the environment, including cleaning Bahrain’s beaches and bays as an environmental and national mission. He also praised the outstanding volunteer efforts of GPIC employees, who are known for their social and humanitarian initiatives.

He added that campaigns are consistent with the official directions to protect the marine environment and clean the beaches. He said intensive awareness campaigns are carried out by the Ministry of Works, Municipalities and Urban Planning to restore the beaches to their former splendor and protect marine areas.

He called on all individuals, institutions and companies to implement such campaigns that encourage people to stop polluting beaches and dumping waste.

He said the Manama Municipality’s support to the campaign confirms its commitment to actively participate in the service of the community and make all efforts to make sure these campaigns succeed.

More than 300 students from public and private schools took part in the campaign, on February 20. Gloves, plastic bags and sunscreen caps, as well as drinking water, refreshments and snacks were provided by the Company.

The campaign also aims at activating partnership between the Company and all segments of civil society.