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‘Industrial plots used for unauthorized purposes’

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EPA records several violations

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 25: Some industrial companies have been using their industrial plots and spaces for unauthorized purposes, thereby violating the purposes for which such plots and areas were designed, reports Aljarida daily quoting offi-cial sources.

They explained that some of the violations discovered in the past weeks by inspection teams affiliated to Public Authority for Industry (PAI) include storage of fl int stones, unlicensed fishing, manufacturing dumbwaiters and its accessories. The laws do not permit any activity that breaches the designated purpose of the plot or space for which an industry was licensed. PAI closed down such plots and issued warnings to others.

In several instances, the licenses of such plots were discovered to have expired such as plots located in areas like Jahra, Mina Abdullah and Doha. PAI, through its permanent committee for dealing with industrial violations, decided to close down such plots until the violations were rectified.

Within several months, tougher legal measures will be implemented for failure to rectify the violation status of such plots. According to the regulation, the administration council of PAI has the right to revoke the license of an establishment or industrial practice if the premises are used for activities that were not licensed or designated for such places, especially after the owners of such establishments fail to abide by the terms of the licenses issued for such premises.

Meanwhile, inspectors from the Environment Public Authority executed a campaign in Al-Ardiya Vocational Area and recorded several violations related to the disposal of leftover oil from restaurants, reports Al-Seyassah daily. Department of Monitoring and Inspection issued two violations against smoking in enclosed areas according to Article 56 of environment protection act and poor storage at a cooperative society as per Article 18 of the same act

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