01 Aug Saudi Arabia to issue SR3,000 fine for setting of fire in forbidden places
Saudi Arabia has warned it will now impose fines to anyone caught setting fire in places other than those designated for them.
The move comes from the Special Forces for Environmental Security, who have said that the financial penalty for setting of fires in places other than those designated in forests or in the national parks is a fine of up to SR3,000.
The forces called on the public to cooperate with them and report any cases that constitute an attack on the environment or wildlife on the number 911 in the Makkah and Riyadh regions, and 999 and 996 in the rest of Saudi Arabia.
Additionally, the officers of the Special Forces for Environmental Security also announced earlier that their inspectors had arrested two people in Jeddah for committing environmental pollution. Those arrested were alleged to have polluted the environment and damaged the soil by burning industrial waste for the purpose of collecting copper. They also noted that they were carrying out the process of burning industrial waste in an illegal manner.
A fine of SR10 million has also been warned, for anyone caught engaging in an activity or committing an act that directly or indirectly leads to damage or pollution of the soil, including affecting its use and its natural properties.