Following repeated demands to allow picnickers to barbeque at public parks and beaches, Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR) will soon allow barbequing in parks according to rules and conditions that would be declared following their discussion with Kuwait Municipality next week.
The conditions include making sure that the barbequing is done within the park, that the place is cleaned afterwards,
and that security and safety procedures to protect picnickers as well as trees and the plants from fire are followed, PAAAFR Director Faisal Al-Hasawi said. He added that fires and damages caused by barbequing in parks in the past cost the state around KD 4 million annually. Kuwait Municipality had banned barbequing at public beaches and parks for environmental and safety reasons. Furthermore, Hasawi said that PAAAFR is also considering allowing barbequing at parks located far enough from residential areas in order to protect residents from smoke emitting from the process. He also denied intentions to collect fees for barbequing in parks.