KUWAIT CITY, April 10: The Kuwaiti Municipality, upon a decision issued by the Council of Ministers has formed a quadripartite committee comprising members from the Municipality, the ministries of Social Affairs and Labor, Commerce and Industry and Interior in a new attempt to assess its work and remove the existing irregularities committed by some ‘massage parlors’ by launching intensive inspections campaigns in all governorates of the country starting with the Hawalli Governorate, reports Al-Rai daily.
An official source in the Municipality told the daily the aim of campaign will initially focus on amending the existing conditions of these institutes, with gradual measures, leading to administrative closure. The source stressed that some massage parlors are operating contrary to the law, specifically by having on their premises closed rooms, and this is not allowed, and is contrary to the building regulations.
The sources added that initially no commercial license is issued under the name ‘Massage Parlor’. The sources revealed there were subsequent requests addressed to the Ministry of Commerce to stop the renewal of commercial licenses for these institutes, specifying the type of activity in the case of renewal, and the Ministry of Health to re-examine the employment of the service and their eligibility to practice the profession. The source stressed that the Municipality in cooperation with other government agencies will seek to close all parlors which work in violation of the law and will work hard to rectify the situation, with an emphasis on the dismantling of all rooms.