The municipality of Kalba announced the appointment of 22 lifeguards of qualified professional cadres, working around the clock, seven days a week, and their task is to monitor beachgoers, secure them and guide them to safety standards and rules, in addition to carrying out rapid rescue missions, which will contribute to reducing drowning accidents on the beach. every year. The Municipal Council in the city of Kalba, earlier, used maps that show the areas of sea currents and water pits, to prevent approaching and swimming in them, in cooperation with the responsible authorities to determine the areas in which swimming is prohibited, and to put up guiding panels that show the permitted areas and areas. It is forbidden to swim in it.
For his part, the head of the Municipal Operations and Inspection Department in the municipality of Kalba city, Yaqoub Al-Saher, stated that the new procedures include appointing 22 trained and qualified lifeguards to rescue throughout the week, and they are distributed to three areas designated for swimming along the Kalba Beach, to carry out monitoring and rescue tasks, in addition to Instructing and directing the public, by contracting with a specialized company, to provide rescue services and enhance security and safety standards for beachgoers.
The magician noted that the project to secure the beaches will be carried out in three phases, which will include defining a swimming area for a length of 1,000 meters in the Bardi area, according to the agreement with the company, which will finish the first phase during the current month, and will provide, upon the completion of the three phases, 22 lifeguards, as well as the necessary tools. Rescue and first aid. He said that the agreement includes defining swimming places, which are three areas, with the erection of barriers with prominent signs in order for sea-goers to find their comfort, and to feel safe, especially since the beach of Kalba city witnesses a large turnout of visitors from different regions of the country, and these numbers increase during vacations and events. Like holidays and weekends.
He stressed that the Municipal Inspection Department will provide all facilities to the contracted company, which will speed up the completion of the three phases in order to strengthen control on the beach, adding that safety measures will include those on the beach, who enjoy palm trees, green spaces and services available on Kalba Beach, from seats. For families and shops selling refreshments and food, and other services such as toilets and parking, in order to enjoy the landscape, in a renewable and healthy environment, enjoy recreational programs, and provide the best services to beachgoers.