One million car sheds built in Hawally have no license

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KUWAIT CITY, April 1: The decision of the Council of Ministers referred to the Kuwait Municipality regarding the collection of fees for car sheds talks about exploitation of state lands, whether in private or investment housing areas, reports Al-Rai daily. The daily said there are about one million car sheds in the Hawalli Governorate alone, according to what was revealed by the Violations Removal Department at the Governorate Municipality Branch, Ayed Al-Qahtani. This comes as a source in the municipal council confirmed that “the council referred the decision to the main session scheduled for April 14 for a review, and thus it is an effective decision that cannot be annulled or reversed from being implemented.”

Al-Qahtani said, “About 90 percent of the existing car sheds in the Hawalli Governorate are built in violation of the law and that more than a million sheds must be issued a license, especially since the fees for one shed ranges between 10 and 25 dinars annually, and a decision by the Council of Ministers regarding imposing fees for licensing car sheds would maximize municipal revenues, in addition to reducing the amount of current violations.

He added, “The existing sheds will be applied to by the new decision, and none of them will be excluded, not to mention the sheds of cooperative societies, schools and government agencies,” explaining that “the relevant municipal departments have the ability to conduct an inventory of all existing sheds, in cooperation with other departments.”

The Cabinet’s decision referred to the Kuwait Municipality included setting collection fees for sheds, at half a dinar per square meter outside the real estate boundaries in private and model housing areas, and one dinar per square meter for sheds established outside the real estate boundaries in government and private agencies and investment housing areas, industrial and agricultural use.

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