Huge fines set for con­struct­ing ex­tra rooms, makeshift flats on top of roofs

Em­bassy pre­pares to repa­tri­ate bod­ies of ac­ci­dent vic­tims

Arab Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT CITY, Jan 13: The head of the Mu­nic­i­pal­ity depart­ment con­cerned with de­mol­ish­ing en­croach­ments on government land and il­le­gal con­struc­tions in the Cap­i­tal Gover­norate, Eng Ab­dul­lah Jaber, said “the con­struc­tion of any build­ing, such as ex­tra rooms on rooftops, con­trary, whether they are made of light build­ing ma­te­ri­als (makeshift) or con­crete con­struc­tion be­fore ob­tain­ing the ap­proval of the Mu­nic­i­pal­ity is a clear vi­o­la­tion of the Mu­nic­i­pal law and the reg­u­la­tions,” reports Al-Rai daily.

Jaber told the daily the Mu­nic­i­pal Law No. 33 of 2016 and Min­is­te­rial Res­o­lu­tion 206 of 2009 re­gard­ing the con­struc­tion sys­tem or­ga­nizes that process and spec­i­fies the penal­ties and fines re­lated thereto, es­pe­cially that “Ar­ti­cle 38 of Law No. 33/2016 set a fine of not less than 1,000 di­nars and not more than 5,000 di­nars de­ter­mined by the judge, af­ter prov­ing the vi­o­la­tion,” he said.

He ex­plained “when the vi­o­la­tion is de­ter­mined by the com­pe­tent reg­u­la­tory body, a re­port is is­sued and a warn­ing is sent to the owner of the prop­erty spec­i­fy­ing the du­ra­tion ac­cord­ing to the type of vi­o­la­tion, ei­ther to re­move or to cor­rect the in­fring­ing acts.

In re­spect of the fine in case of en­croach­ment, Jaber said that “Ar­ti­cle 39 of the build­ing code 209/2009 set these fines in ac­cor­dance with the mu­nic­i­pal­ity law, which ap­proved a fine of not less than 1,000 di­nars and not more than 5,000 di­nars per square meter in case of in­vest­ment, in­dus­trial, com­mer­cial and ser­vice and not less than 50 di­nars and not more than 500 di­nars per square meter in pri­vate hous­ing.”

Prepa­ra­tions un­der­way:

At the time the Egyp­tian government has sent con­do­lences to the fam­i­lies of the six Egyp­tians who died in a road ac­ci­dent on the Wafra road two days ago, diplo­matic sources re­vealed the Egyp­tian con­sulate in Kuwait is work­ing to com­plete the pro­ce­dures for the re­turn of the bod­ies of the de­ceased to be buried in their home­land, reports Al-Rai daily.

The Min­is­ter of Im­mi­gra­tion and Egyp­tians Abroad Na­bila Makram has sent con­do­lences to the fam­i­lies of the vic­tims, stress­ing that she was fol­low­ing up with the Egyp­tian Em­bassy in Kuwait the pro­ce­dures for the re­turn of the bod­ies to Egypt.

In the mean­time, diplo­matic sources told the daily se­nior of­fi­cials at Egyp­tian Em­bassy in Kuwait are co­op­er­at­ing with the con­cerned Kuwaiti au­thor­i­ties to in­ves­ti­gate the in­ci­dent.

Ac­cord­ing to the same sources, A team from the Kuwait Mu­nic­i­pal­ity stormed a camp on the out­skirts of Ah­madi and seized a va­ri­ety of im­ported al­co­hol and equip­ment in­di­cat­ing the camp was ex­ploited to carry out sus­pi­cious

they were in­formed of a traf­fic ac­ci­dent on Route 500, lead­ing to the Wafra farms. A Kuwaiti fam­ily con­sist­ing of a mother, three chil­dren and a Sri Lankan worker rid­ing in a four-wheeler were in­jured.

The six vic­tims, in­clud­ing five from Asyut gover­norate, are Ab­dul­latif Mo­ham­ma­dine, Ab­dul Rahim Ali Mo­hammed, Ah­mad Muas Ali, An­tar Muas Ali and Salem Mo­ham­mad Mo­ham­mad, while the sixth from So­haj gover­norate, Khalid Ma­her Ghanem.

In­vestor caught brib­ing:

Per­son­nel from the Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tions Depart­ment have ar­rested a man, iden­ti­fied only as P, an in­vestor in

elec­tronic games for chil­dren, for at­tempt­ing to bribe the trea­surer of a co­op­er­a­tive so­ci­ety in the Mubarak Al-Kabir Gover­norate. The bribery process was doc­u­mented by an au­dio-vis­ual de­vice, reports Al-Anba daily.

Ac­cord­ing to a se­cu­rity source, the trea­surer of one of the co­op­er­a­tive so­ci­eties in­formed the per­son­nel from the Crim­i­nal In­ves­ti­ga­tions Depart­ment that the sus­pect of­fered him KD 2,000 for fa­cil­i­tat­ing some mat­ters re­lated to the in­vest­ment con­tract with the branch of the co­op­er­a­tive.

The source added the trea­surer agreed to the deal and the de­tec­tives placed sound and sur­veil­lance cam­eras

in his of­fice to doc­u­ment the in­ci­dent.

The source said the in­vestors was caught in the act and later dur­ing in­ter­ro­ga­tion ad­mit­ted to the crime. He has been re­ferred to the Pub­lic Pros­e­cu­tion.

Hunt for swindler:

The in­ves­ti­ga­tor of the Jleeb Al-Shuy­oukh Po­lice Sta­tion has placed the name of an uniden­ti­fied Arab ex­pa­tri­ate on the wanted list af­ter the le­gal rep­re­sen­ta­tive of a telecommunications com­pany filed a com­plaint against him ac­cus­ing him of mis­ap­pro­pri­at­ing com­pany money worth KD 3,500, reports Al-Anba daily.

Po­lice are look­ing for the sus­pect.

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