Al Zeyoudi meets quarry operators


Dr. Thani Ahmed Al-Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment, met with some of the UAE’s crusher and quarry operators at the Fujairah Culture and Media Authority in Dibba, Fujairah.
The meeting is part of Dr. Al Zeyoudi’s plans to conduct a series of visits to various parts of the country, aimed towards highlighting the Ministry’s commitment to continuously keep members of society apprised of with the current environmental concerns and ways they are addressing them.
During the meeting, Dr. Al Zeyoudi presented the Ministry’s plan to develop and implement new federal legislation on proper evaluation of the efficiency of quarry and crusher facilities, which has been listed as one of the key priorities of UAE Vision 2021.
Dr. Al-Zeyoudi also discussed the Ministry’s continuing efforts towards reinforcing environmental sustainability of these facilities, particularly in ensuring the health and safety of residents living in the vicinity of these areas; monitoring the sustainability of its operations, as well as providing and promoting the essential infrastructure needed to drive in economic growth.
“The Ministry of Climate Change and Environment remains committed in its efforts to work closely with all sectors in the move to promote economic growth, including local crushers and quarries. However, in order to become more effective and operative, these facilities should adhere to the standards, guidelines and legislation to prevent environmental impacts and ensure its continued sustainability. This comes in line with the UAE’s wise leadership vision and efforts to achieve and maintain a clean environment, sustainable future and to provide all the resources to support economic development in the UAE,” Minister Al Zeyoudi stated.
During his visit which included various quarries and crusher sites, he checked on their operational requirements and their commitments to reduce emissions.

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