Fujairah factory operations suspended for environmental violations

Fujairah factory operations suspended for environmental violations
Published: 18 September 2014

The UAE’s Ministry of Environment and Water (MoEW) has ordered the suspension of operations at a cement factory in Fujairah for one month due to violations of Cabinet Resolution No 24 (2011) for environmental protection, according to reports by Gulf News.

“The ministry is strictly implementing laws and regulations that promote environmental protection and sustainability, a press release issued by the ministry said on Tuesday.

The MoEW regularly conducts inspections in collaboration with local authorities to monitor factory operations.

Ganem Al Shamsi, Acting Assistant Undersecretary of External Audit at the ministry, said: “The decision came after our team visited the facility as part of regular inspections to monitor cement factories operating in the country. The inspection is in line with our initiatives to oversee these firms and ensure their strict compliance with the law.”

Al Shamasi added that this is the first cement factory to face shutdown this year and is a result of the MoEW’s intensified efforts to strictly implement laws and regulations to achieve the objectives of protecting the environment and promoting sustainability.