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‘Building extra flats is violation of rules’ Legal steps pledged

KUWAIT CITY, May 15: Director of the Municipality Branch in Capital Province Faleh Al-Shimmari has formed a tripartite committee with representatives from the Engineering S u p e r v i s i o n Department, ER and the department for removing encroachments and follow-up of violations in the private accommodations, reports Al- Seyassah daily.

The daily quoting a source said the committee will determine the level of violations committed in such places, for instance, excess usage of electricity and health facilities, and troubling neighbors by building and renting out flats to violate construction regulations, noting legal measures will be taken against perpetrators. Meanwhile, Kuwait Municipality has approved the amendments submitted by the Touristic Enterprises Company to the project for improving Green Island, reports Al- Qabas daily quoting informed sources.

They explained that the amendments are mainly related to the use of Green Island for entertainment purposes such that not more than 5 percent of its area should be allotted for commercial use to carry out the allowed entertainment activities. They added that the green area of the island should not be less than 40 percent and the space occupied by buildings should not be more than 10 percent of the total area of Green Island.

In another development, Ministry of Commerce and Industry has released a detailed price index of 1,538 commodities sold in the cooperative societies, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting informed sources. They indicated that the ministry issued such a catalog to facilitate consumers in identifying the accurate prices of the commodities particularly after several complaints were received regarding variation in prices of same commodities sold in different cooperative societies.

They explained that the catalog includes important information such as the list of commodities, their prices, barcodes, countries of production and weight, adding that this information will assist the consumer from being subjected to commercial cheating. And, State Minister of Housing Affairs Yasser Abul has issued a ministerial decision regarding the appointment of a number of assistant undersecretaries following the issuance of an Amiri decree regarding the appointment of assistant undersecretaries in the Public Authority for Housing Welfare, reports Al-Anba daily.

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