This is set to become an annual event taking place on the first Saturday of April each year which coincides with a crucial time during the turtle nesting season.
In conjunction with the Ministry of Environment, the initiative aims to protect the natural beauty of the State of Qatar for generations to come.
The first annual clean-up will be on 6 April 2013 on a two kilometer stretch of the beach to the north of Al Foarit. This involves the collection and removal of rubbish and other debris to leave a clean and clear beach.
Simultaneously, in Ras Laffan, the Jetty Gas Boil Off team will clean the beach behind the Qatargas tank farm in cooperation with the Ras Laffan Industrial City.
As many as 250 Qatargas volunteers will spend the day clearing Al Fuwairit beach as part of the Company’s Corporate Social Responsibility programme. Each Qatargas volunteer will receive training on how to avoid disturbing turtle nests whilst the activities are continuing.
Omar Salim Al Naimi, Director of Environment Protection and Restoration Department, Ministry of Environment, commented, “We appreciate and welcome this Qatargas initiative for ensuring the beaches in the North-Eastern areas of Qatar are kept as clean as possible, especially during the important turtle nesting season. We look forward to a long relationship with such activities continuing on an annual basis.”
Mansour Rashid Al-Naimi, PR Manager at Qatargas, said, “Care for the environment is one of the main pillars of our beliefs at Qatargas. We want our environment to be sustained for the coming generations. These initiatives show Qatargas’ commitment to the local community and to the future.”
Qatargas is totally committed to the management of the environment in which we operate. As a responsible energy operator, Qatargas is keen to promote pioneering environmental solutions to further improve the environmental performance of our LNG and other production facilities.
Mr. Al-Naimi concluded, “Over the past several years, we have been leading a number of important innovative environmental projects in Ras Laffan as well as supporting the State’s efforts in this regard. Responsible environmental management is a key element of our Corporate Social Responsibility Programme and our endeavours in this area are fully aligned with the Environmental Development pillar of the Qatar National Vision 2030.”
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