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25 March 2021

Gulf Petrochemical Industries Co. (GPIC) concluded the sixteenth cycle of the Petrochemical Award for the Environment Programme. Which is held annually in cooperation with the Kingdom of Bahrain’s Ministry of Education in the field of specialized environmental research. The Istiqlal Secondary School for Girls won first place for its project ‘Recycling of used tyres and their optimal use in industrial playground floors, construction and thermal insulation’. While Al Noor Secondary School for Girls won second place for its project ‘Producing animal fodder using palm frond waste to stimulate milk production for cows,’ and Isa Town Secondary School for Girls came in third place for its project that aims to treat water accumulated on the roads using the Moringa plant.

In a statement, Dr. Abdulrahman Jawahery expressed his pleasure at the sustainable success achieved by this unique programme.  Through its previous cycles, he continued, the programme was able to achieve the objective of encouraging male and female students to pursue scientific research in the field of the environment.  The programme encourages them to innovate and develop their ideas, in addition to spreading environmental awareness and encouraging youth to adopt behaviours to enhance scientific interest and spread it amongst the community.

Dr. Jawahery also praised the great co-operation shown by the Ministry of Education represented by His Excellency the Minister, Dr. Majid bin Ali Al Noaimi, who was instrumental in the programme’s key success factors, in addition to the unlimited co-operation demonstrated by the Ministry's working team in coordination with the employees of the company's Environment Committee. The Committee has contributed to the success and continuity of the programme during previous years, and Dr. Jawahery stressed that the company's efforts will continue, through various programmes and activities that will support the younger generation and encourage them to learn and spread the necessary awareness to support the environment and protect it from the surrounding pollution. GPIC’s President also expressed his deep thanks to all the schools that participated in the programme, represented by the directors, supervisors and students, wishing them all success in the upcoming cycles.

The Petrochemical Award for the Environment began in the 2004/2005 academic year, in co-operation with the Ministry of Education; the Department of Student Activities within the Ministry coordinates this programme with members of GPIC’s Environmental Committee. This programme is the first of its kind to support and sponsor scientific research in the field of the environment, as the company allocates a specific budget to finance various scientific research projects in each cycle.  The top three places are chosen by a special secretariat consisting of a group of environmental experts from the Ministry of Education, specialized environmental consulting offices, in addition to specialists from Gulf Petrochemical Industries Co.

Gulf Petrochemical Industries Co. is highly committed to protecting the environment and demonstrates remarkable keenness to adhere to global and local environmental standards, in addition to preserving the ecological and biological balance. The company has played a pioneering role in carrying out its social responsibility towards its environmental surroundings, and worked to sustain its surroundings, and keep them free from all environmental risks and threats resulting from the huge industrial boom in the Kingdom.  GPIC has implemented a number of environmental projects within its industrial complex, including HRH Princess Sabeeka bint Ibrahim Al Khalifa Garden for Aromatic Plants, a medicinal plant garden and Queen Margaret II of Denmark oasis for olive trees.  This is in addition to a bird sanctuary, a fish farm, a charitable garden and many green projects both within and outside the company’s complex. The company's Environment Committee also provides awareness lectures in the field of environment for students of Bahrain schools annually, and visits more than thirty schools each year.

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