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Thursday , December 3 2020

‘Reports about garbage strewn all over give Kuwait bad name’

Need to look into cleaning contracts

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 27: Member of Environment Affairs Committee at Municipality Council Abdul Salam Al-Randi said it is unfortunate to see garbage thrown all over the place as published by the social media, painting a bad image of Kuwait to the outside world, reports Al-Seyassah daily.

Given this situation it is necessary to look into the cleaning contracts which the Municipality has signed with cleaning companies to ensure no garbage is left unattended and if necessary the terms and conditions of the contract must be amended concerning the number of cleaning workers, the type of vehicles used for garbage collection, the quantity of garbage containers, the locations where they should be placed and ensuring the areas is kept clean 24/7.

The aim is to present better service. A person who looks at Kuwait from the hygienic point of view sees Kuwait unchanged for the past 40 years in spite of the cleaning contracts being signed for a very high price. The value of contracts signed with the companies must meet international standards. The Kuwait Municipality must ensure all contracts are adhered to in word and spirit and the rules and regulations must apply to everyone and the violators must be punished because the damage has reached the marine environment.

Al- Randi told the daily, the laws and punishment alone is not enough unless applied strictly to ensure awareness for protection of the environment. He added the sewage water which seeps into the seawater not only damages the environment but pollutes drinking water and fish and is the cause of many diseases. The government and the concerned agencies must take serious note and get rid of such phenomenon. Randi said the cause of all this is due to the lack on monitoring body.

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