Huge fines set for constructing extra rooms, makeshift flats on top of roofs
Embassy prepares to repatriate bodies of accident victims
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.”
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.