The UAE Daily News reports (6 October 2008) that the Fujairah Crown Prince HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, expressed the commitment of the Government of Fujairah to preserve the environment at all the cement plants and quarry sites in the Fujairah emirate.
This is very good news and the Crown Prince’s visit is expressive of his commitment and concern.
As quarry and cement dust pervades the Fujairah atmosphere, especially over those in settlements nearby these plants, it is imperative that the Fujairah government explains further details of how care for the environment will be secured.
Quarry dust is responsible for many respiratory illnesses so the people of Fujairah must hear more from the leaders of Fujairah about what they are doing to alleviate this serious health problem.
Source: Fujairah Crown Prince Inspects Quarry & Cement Sites, UAE Daily News, 6 October 2008.
Dr Geoff Pound
Image: Fujairah Crown Prince HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi and colleagues on a visit of a quarry in the Fujairah emirate. (Photo courtesy of UAE Daily News at above link).
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Posted by Geoff Pound at 10:17 PM