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Companies occupying govt land warned

KUWAIT CITY, May 24: The Safety and Security Department at the Kuwait Municipality branch in Mubarak Al- Kabeer inspected companies using State land without obtaining a permit.

The inspection campaign was carried out simultaneously with the launching of the media campaign entitled, “Contact Us,” aimed at raising public awareness on the repercussions of using State land illegally.

In a press statement, Director of the department Eng Maysaa Boushahri disclosed the inspection campaign resulted in the issuance of two citations for using State land illegally – one of the erring companies put containers in an area measuring 2,412 square meters, while the other company was found using State land measuring 2,859 square meters without permission. The total value of both violations is KD21,256.

Boushahri also affirmed issuance of warnings to several companies to vacate the land they are using without permission. At the end of the period stipulated in the warnings, citations will be issued to erring companies, she added.

Meanwhile, Director of Engineering Audit and Follow-up Department at the Municipality branch in the Capital Yousef Al- Bidhali said the branch processed 2,007 transactions in April. Giving a breakdown of these transactions, Al-Bidhali revealed the branch issued 234 specification certificates, made 101 pledges, connected 164 buildings to the electricity grid, and surveyed 341 industrial plots.

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