Shuwaikh lawlessness targeted

Massive raid nets illegals; abandoned vehicles lifted

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(left) Environment inspectors writing a citation at the site (right) Plainclothes police checking documents of workers in the area.

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 11: In an ongoing effort to enforce municipal laws, the Ministry of Interior, in collaboration with the Public Authority for Industry and Manpower, the Public Authority for the Environment, and the Environmental Police, conducted a comprehensive campaign in various sections of the Shuwaikh Industrial Area.

This operation, which involved 180 personnel from the participating entities, targeted garages and shops suspected of violating regulations, reports Al-Rai daily. The campaign yielded several violations and warnings, encompassing issues related to hygiene compliance and failure to meet environmental requirements.

Additionally, 28 individuals violating residency laws were apprehended and turned over to the relevant authorities. The inspection included the suspension of 24 offices in line with the recent decision on domestic labor prices. This decisive action underscores the authorities’ commitment to maintaining order and adherence to regulations.

Sanitation Supervisor Salah Al-Farhan, commenting on the joint efforts, stated, “Our focus during these campaigns was on the shops and garages along Mohammad bin Al-Qasim Street. The aim was to monitor any violations related to their operations, including infringements against garage owners breaching municipal laws, such as violations related to cleanliness and road occupancy.”

An abandoned truck parked on state property is being confiscated.

Al-Farhan emphasized that these campaigns are part of their daily routine, ensuring that shops and garages, particularly in industrial zones, comply with municipal laws. Numerous violations were documented against shop owners who failed to adhere to municipal requirements and laws. Director of the Inspection and Control Department at the Environment Public Authority, Nada Al-Dabash, highlighted the authority’s participation in the campaign to monitor environmental violations. She explained that the team identified various violations, including the unauthorized use of outdoor spaces and non-compliance with environmental and engineering requirements in facilities.

Al-Dabash outlined the penalties for violations, stating that violating Article 18 of the Environmental Law could result in fines ranging from 5,000 to 50,000 dinars. Additionally, violations falling under Article 53 carry a penalty of up to 30,000 dinars. The severity of the penalty is determined based on the nature of the violation. She urged everyone to adhere to environmental laws and familiarize themselves with regulations provided by the Environment Public Authority on its official websites to prevent violations. The campaign also saw the removal of neglected heavy equipment from outdoor yards, emphasizing the authorities’ commitment to upholding laws and regulations governing such matters.

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