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Relocation of used tyre dumpsite to cost between KD 2 & 4 million – EPA

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KUWAIT CITY, Jan 13: The crisis of relocating the used tyre dumpsite to Arhiya area has re-emerged, a year after the Environment Public Authority (EPA) received the site and promised to transfer the used tyres to an alternative place on Salmi Road. This is yet another evidence of the government’s failure to prepare for projects and its commitment to implement them on time, and its failure to prepare studies in advance to avoid obstacles during implementation, reports Aljarida daily.

After a long time since taking over the site, EPA informed the Parliament’s Housing Affairs Committee that the transfer process will cost between two and four million dinars, but approving this high budget will take a long time.

The parliamentary committee held its meeting in this regard this week in the presence of the State Minister for Housing Affairs and State Minister for Services Affairs Dr Abdullah Marafie as well as officials from the Public Authority for Agricultural Affairs and Fish Resources (PAAAFR), Public Authority for Industry, Environment Public Authority and Public Authority for Housing Welfare (PAHW).

After the meeting, Head of the parliamentary committee MP Fayez Al-Jamhour stated that the committee has decided to assign this matter to PAHW, as it was supposed to take over the land after clearance.

He said, “What happened represents an error and a governmental administrative failure to move the tyres to the new site”. Al-Jumhour indicated that the committee asked PAAAFR the reasons for extending the period for the evacuation of the poultry company from October 2020 to the end of June 2021, revealing that the response received was that the company would remove 75 percent of its site in March, and the rest in June.

Regarding Public Authority for Industry, he said it has been made clear that the mining factory will sign a contract to receive its alternative land soon, and will be transferred within four months, affirming that in the event that it does not transfer, the owner will be fined KD 500 for each day of delay. et poked in the side.

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