Kuwait moves to collect debts owed by expats

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Pay traffic fines before departure

KUWAIT CITY, Aug 19, (Agencies): The Ministry of Interior decided that the expatriate workers have to pay the registered traffic fines before leaving Kuwait whatever the cause of departure might be. The decision, effective from today, (Saturday), falls in the framework of measures to collect the Ministry’s debts owed by expatriates pursuant to Act 17 (1959) and Act 67 (1976), the Ministry’s General Directorate of Security Relations and Media said in a press release on Friday.

The payments can be made online or via the traffic departments countrywide, and the offices at land, maritime and air border outlets, including Kuwait airport, according to the statement. The ministry has called on everyone to abide by the established legal provisions and not to violate them, saying it will not hesitate to carry out its duty to maintain security and public order in the country.

Meanwhile, the General Traffic Department during a security campaign in several parts of the country has impounded 36 vehicles and towed them to the ministry’s garage, reports Al-Anba daily. The daily added, according the GTD sources these vehicles were found to be dilapidated or damaged (not road worthy). During the two-day campaign, which lasted for several hours also resulted in the issuance of 400 security and durability violations.

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