x Abu Dhabi, UAESunday 23 July 2017

Abu Dhabi clears tonnes of harmful rubbish as beach clean-up begins

Clean-up effort in just four hours leaves Hameem beach free of rubbish and debris.

ABU DHABI // More than four tonnes of environmentally harmful rubbish has been removed from Hameem beach in just four hours.

The big clean-up on the 20-kilometre stretch of beach was a combined effort from the Abu Dhabi Municipality and the Centre for Waste Management.

Othman Fulazi, director of facilities and security at the municipality, said: "The municipality is committed to a clean environment and waste-free beaches.

"This campaign comes in the context of the municipality's vision to ensure a superior quality of living and sustainable environment for the residents of Abu Dhabi city.

"Such campaigns are capable of achieving lots of good results, given that the municipality has similar joint cleaning programmes and projects covering various service utilities such as beaches, streets, tunnels and parks in order to nurture an optimal environment as well as a safe and healthy community."

He added that the more the municipality was able to raise awareness about the environment the more it could contribute to providing an optimal situation for the future generations.

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