De­spite Covid-19 vi­o­la­tions in check: Al-Man­fouhi Mu­nic­i­pal­ity ‘Emer­gency Team’ wins ac­co­lades

Arab Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 24: Di­rec­tor-Gen­eral of the Kuwait Mu­nic­i­pal­ity, Eng Ah­mad Al-Man­fouhi has praised the ef­forts ex­erted by the Emer­gency Team of the Kuwait Mu­nic­i­pal­ity, Cap­i­tal Gover­norate, to ap­ply the law on vi­o­la­tors of the law, keep in check en­croach­ments on gov­ern­ment land and en­sure the build­ing con­trac­tors do not vi­o­late the laws, re­ports Al-Seyas­sah daily.

Al-Man­fouhi said dur­ing a tour of Bneid Al Gar, in spite of the Mu­nic­i­pal­ity in­volved in the task of keep­ing a tap to pre­vent the spread of Covid-19, it does not turn a blind eye to other vi­o­la­tions and at all times ap­plies the ba­sic con­struc­tion rules when it comes to real es­tate.

The Cap­i­tal Gover­norate Emer­gency Team has is­sued 36 ci­ta­tions to vi­o­lat­ing real es­tates, while 18 builders have amended their sit­u­a­tions. He said the vi­o­la­tors are re­ferred to the ju­di­ciary and it can take up to three years be­fore a court is­sues a ver­dict.

He said the Kuwait Mu­nic­i­pal­ity does not have the power in its hands ac­cord­ing to the Law No. 33/2016 to look into the vi­o­la­tions of the real es­tate. The reg­u­la­tory agency at the Mu­nic­i­pal­ity works ac­cord­ing to the law and does not take any ac­tion prior to is­su­ing a warn­ing. He said the Mu­nic­i­pal­ity has col­lected mil­lions of di­nars in fines from the vi­o­la­tors of Mu­nic­i­pal laws.

Al-Man­fouhi has called upon the cit­i­zens and ex­pa­tri­ates to re­spect the Mu­nic­i­pal laws be in mat­ters of con­struc­tion or clean­li­ness.

Al Man­fouhi also spoke about the spring camps and said it de­pends on the con­cerned au­thor­i­ties who are con­cerned about keep­ing the coro­n­avirus in­fec­tion cases low.

On re­turn­ing to Stage Five of nor­malcy dur­ing which wed­ding and cinema halls are ex­pected to open, he said, this de­pends on the Min­istry of Health.


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