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Municipality acts tough on violations

KUWAIT CITY, June 15: Director General of Kuwait Municipality Ahmed Al-Manfouhi recently issued a circular on impounding mobile vehicles whose owners have been proven to have violated the regulations and vehicles parked in vacant lots for the purpose of selling them, reports Al-Anba daily. The daily obtained a copy of the circular, stating that these vehicles will be sold in a public auction after three months.

In the circular, Al-Manfouhi pointed out it has been observed that some mobile vehicles are parked in areas other than those licensed by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry; thereby, causing traffic jams, distorting the civilized appearance of the roads, and disturbing people in residential areas. He clarified this is also in response to complaints about vehicles for sale, particularly the possibility of exposing the public to the danger of falling victim to the illegal acts of some individuals.

He then instructed the directors of Municipality branches and heads of the concerned departments to take the following steps in their respective areas:

First: For mobile vehicles parked in areas other than those licensed by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, legal action must be taken in accordance with Article VI of Ministerial Resolution number 30 of 2021 on impounding such vehicles.

Second: For vehicles parked in vacant lots for the purpose of selling them, the following legal measures are stipulated in Article Nine of Ministerial Resolution number 190 of 2008 on sanitation and waste transport and its amendments:
1. Abandoned and scrap vehicles must be transferred to areas specified by the Municipality as it is not permissible to leave them on the streets, sidewalks and public squares.
2. Vehicles offered for sale should not be parked on streets and public squares. The Municipality will initially issue a warning to the owners of these vehicles to remove them within 24 hours

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