KUWAIT CITY, Oct 8: The Kuwait Municipality, Jahra Governorate branch carried out a comprehensive cleaning campaign in South Saad Al-Abdullah project and hand it over to the Public Authority for Housing Welfare, reports Al-Rai daily. The campaign was carried out under directives of the Minister of State for Municipal Affairs, Engineer Walid Al-Jassem. “We have started implementing a comprehensive campaign to remove obstacles to the South Saad Al-Abdullah housing project, and clear it of the poultry farms and other establishments,” said the head of the Violation Removal Department in the Municipality of Jahra Governorate, Sulaiman Al-Ghais.
In a press statement, Al-Ghais said a large part of the sites, which are considered one of the obstacles to the housing project, have been removed, which is a poultry farm including the company’s poultry shed along with the gate. The area is expected to be cleared of all remnants of the farm soon and handed over to the concerned authority.
He explained the removal process will continue for approximately two months, if it is done according to the plans laid out by the concerned authorities that includes cutting off power supply and if the current is not cut off, the process may take longer, approximately six months. He added that the livestock company and the Public Authority for Industry will be informed about the disconnection of the power supply to the area in preparation for the complete removal of the biggest chunk of obstacles — the poultry farm and the metal factory.
The municipality said, the other obstacles which it called ‘simple’ will be removed by their owners. The Municipality official went on to say the companies operating in this area are allotted alternative places to carry out their respective businesses.
The obstacles removal process is being monitored on a daily basis to ensure the removal of obstacles goes according to the plan. A member of the Municipal Council, Hamoud Al-Enezi, said the Municipality has begun to remove some of the encroachments on the project site.
He stressed, “The Municipality will continue to follow up and monitor the (obstacles) removal process until the site is handed over to the Public Authority for Housing Welfare (PAHW).” Al-Enezi indicated that he had earlier refused to hold any committee meetings related to the Saad Al- Abdullah South City project, pointing out that the sound of bulldozers speaks louder than words and credible than any conversation that takes place during Municipal sessions or committee meetings.
He explained some companies operating at the site have being carrying out their businesses in violation of the Municipal laws for the past 6 years because of the bureaucracy and the documentary cycle between government agencies and many committees held meetings to follow up on this thorny issue, but with the decision of the Minister of Municipality, the bulldozers have another say. He said, the Director-General of the Municipality, Eng. Ahmed Al-Manfouhi, has been requested to contact the Ministry of Electricity and Water immediately to cut off the power supply to the site to facilitate the removal of the ‘obstacles’ quickly.
He praised the efforts exerted by Engr Al-Manfouhi and Director of the Jahra Municipality, Thamer Al-Mutairi, to help remove the obstacles.