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Souk Mubarakiya to hike rents of shops … not raised for 20 yrs – Temporary slaughterhouses eyed in all co-ops for Eid

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 5: Manager of Souk Mubarakiya Abdulaziz Al-Masoud revealed that the management of the souk is planning to increase the rents of the shops in the souk especially since they have not been increased for 20 years, reports Al- Qabas daily.

He indicated that the rents of some shops, following the end of their contracts, will be increased from KD 260 to KD 400. Al-Masoud explained that Souk Mubarakiya has a total of 529 shops including six butcher shops. They had filed cases at the court and so far only two cases were rejected. He indicated, “All shops are operating normally but if any shop owner is facing loss, he will definitely leave the shop”.

Meanwhile, Kuwait Municipality has declared its intention to offer logistic support to cooperative societies by establishing temporary slaughterhouses in all six governorates prior to Eid Al-Adha, reports Al-Shahed daily. Assistant Director for Ahmadi and Hawally Affairs at Kuwait Municipality and the Head of temporary slaughterhouses committee Fahad Al-Otaibi explained that the establishment of temporary slaughterhouses has been a success in the past years with the cooperation of the cooperative societies.

The problems that were experienced during the previous years will be avoided this year. Ministry of Interior intends to allocate a patrol team at every temporary slaughterhouse in order to control the crowd. He indicated that the municipality will coordinate with Kuwait Fire Service Directorate to construct sheds for the visitors to wait due to the high temperatures in the country.

Al-Otaibi revealed that the municipality will also coordinate with the Environment Public Authority and the health supervision authority to provide slaughterhouses with inspectors and cleaners, adding that every temporary slaughterhouse will also be provided with a veterinarian to inspect the animals before they are slaughtered. He said the municipality will issue temporary licenses to butchers appointed by the cooperative societies after they are subjected to medical checkups to ensure they are not carrying any diseases.

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