Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Saudi - Loggers to be named and shamed  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 19/12/2013
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN - Arab News) The Ministry of Agriculture is studying ways to defame local log merchants who sell wood in violation of the law.
Jabir Al-Shahri, official spokesman for the Ministry of Agriculture, said the ministry will apply the defamation resolution, following in the footsteps of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, to defame individuals who violate regulations.
"The Ministry of Agriculture will publicly defame violators of the anti-logging law.
Wood is a natural resource which should be available to all and the state is going to deal seriously with violators especially since it has lifted customs duty off imported coal and logs," he said.
"I call on all citizens in villages and cities to realize the importance of maintaining the environment. Some people only think about their personal interests, but we need everyone to cooperate in safeqguarding the environment," said Al-Shahri.
The ministry's spokesman said resident expatriates are involved in the illegal sale of logs and are ruining the environment. "We need to raise the community's awareness about environmental issues," he said.
Al-Shahri said that the ministry was working with other parties to maintain the country's vegetation and had begun to save the local forests by importing logs.
However, the community is not used to the imported logs and will need time to be convinced about the advantages of using it.
Loggers have resorted to social media websites to sell their goods fearing the heavy penalties imposed by the ministry. This winter, prices of locally produced wood reached record levels for two reasons: the ban on the sale of logs and the severe weather which has hit several parts of the Kingdom.
Loggers communicated through WhatsApp to send pictures of the available stocks. Al-Shahri said the ministry will monitor the local loggers on electronic and social media websites in cooperation with security authorities.
"Those who sell local logs through electronic websites will be pursued in cooperation with the Ministry of Interior and if caught, will face punishment," he added.
Local log merchants were unrepentant. "Communicating with customers through WhatsApp is very convenient because of the wide user base. I advertised my goods, especially Samar firewood on the app, which enabled customers to communicate with me about the time and place of delivery," said a log merchant.

 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 May 29 2015 - Palestinian Man Dies of WoundsQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) Palestinian medical sources announced the death of a 55- year-old Palestinian man Said Annadi from Jabalia refugee camp in the northern Gaza Strip of serious wounds suffered in the ...

 May 29 2015 - Syrian opposition groups take over Idlib from gov't forcesKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) A group of Syrian opposition groups have assumed control of the town of Ariha in the northwestern Idlib province after fierce fighting with government forces, ...

 May 29 2015 - Qatar announces death of coronavirus-infected nationalKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The Supreme Council of Health (SCH) has announced that the death of a 73 year-old national after being infected by the Middle East respiratory syndrome ...

 May 29 2015 - Twin blasts rock "tightly guarded" Baghdad hotels: 10 killed, 28 woundedKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) At least 10 people have been killed and another 28 wounded in dual explosions that hit two hotels in Baghdad.An explosives-strapped car drove through the Sheraton ...

 May 29 2015 - Bahrain announces arrest of terror suspectKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) The Bahraini Interior Ministry announced Thursday the arrest of a fugitive terrorist and the confiscation of a large quantity of weapons in a warehouse in ...

 May 29 2015 - EU seeks stronger energy cooperation with GCC - officialKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) A top EU energy official has stressed that the 28-member European bloc is keen in boosting its energy cooperation with the six-member Gulf Cooperation Council ...

 May 29 2015 - UN has failed to protect civilians in conflicts - Ambassador Al-OtaibiKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) Disputes among UN permanent member states is aggravating civilians' suffering and causing violations of human rights, said Kuwait's Permanent Delegate to the UN ...

 May 29 2015 - His Highness the Amir of Kuwait congratulates Nepal on National DayKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent on Thursday a congratulatory cable to the President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Nepal ...

 May 29 2015 - Kuwaiti FM meets visiting counterpartsKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) First Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sheikh Sabah Khalid Al-Hamad Al-Sabah met with Turkmenistan's Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign ...

 May 29 2015 - His Highness the Kuwaiti Amir congratulates Ethiopia on National DayKuwait News Agency (KUNA)
(MENAFN - Kuwait News Agency (KUNA)) His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah sent on Thursday a congratulatory cable to President of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia ...

more...


 






Google

Arab Advisors_12th convergence conf

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help