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KUWAIT CITY, Feb 8: The exploitation of open areas by trailer trucks and other heavy vehicles have aroused the anger of a crowd of tweeters who launched the hashtag “# Kuwait Municipality,” calling on its General Manager, Ahmed Al-Manfouhi, to immediately intervene to put an end to the reluctance of some truckers and large transport vehicle owners who use open areas to park their vehicles which lead to soil erosion, raises dust and damage the walkways, reports Al-Seyassah daily.
The tweeters who participated in this hashtag appealed to His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled and Minister of Municipality and Public Works Dr Rana Al-Faris to deal with this immediately in order to avoid what they called ‘complications’.
In this regard, singer Wael Al- Ali said, “In Dubai there are special parking lots for trucks on the outskirts of the city, but we have trucks in Khaitan, Al-Jleeb, Mahboula, Farwaniya, Salmiya and all over the place.” Lawyer, Hamad Al-Namshan, said the trucks are parked on the sidewalks and tiles and inside the residential and investment areas, while another tweeter said, those who drive small cars have to park their vehicles hundreds of meters away for two reasons — one for the safety of self and the other the safety of his vehicle.
Yet another tweeter said there is a government, there is the parliament and the municipality but everyone is a silent spectator. Meanwhile, the Building Violations Removal Campaign in the Capital Governorate led to the removal of 11 investment properties found to have violated building regulations, in addition to the issuance of 27 warnings to those who violated the real estate regulations in Sharq, as per the directive of Capital Governor Sheikh Talal Al-Khaled, reports Al-Jarida daily.
In a press statement yesterday, the governorate confirmed that the workers residing in the properties where the violations were uncovered have vacated the buildings. This is in addition to the removal of unlicensed rooms and toilets in these properties, as well as cutting off electricity. Sources pointed out that while the campaign is proceeding as planned to eliminate irregularities which have accumulated for years, it takes time to completely end the problem of old and dilapidated real estate properties in the governorate.
By Muhammad Ghanem Al-Seyassah Staff