Arab Times

Ard­hiya In­dus­trial Area suf­fers from pol­lu­tion ... wears a dis­torted look

Over 1,000 garbage con­tain­ers placed dis­pro­por­tion­ately

- Kuwait City · Kuwait · Al Farwaniyah Governorate

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 17: The Ard­hiya In­dus­trial Area suf­fers from pol­lu­tion and wears a dis­torted look be­cause of the spread of more than 1,100 garbage con­tain­ers which are dis­pro­por­tion­ately dis­trib­uted over a large area, re­ports Al-Rai daily.

At first look it ap­pears the num­ber of garbage con­tain­ers far out­num­ber the num­ber of shops in the area, and to make mat­ters worse these garbage con­tain­ers which are not emp­tied on time con­tain var­i­ous types of waste such as food and bot­tles, and other waste such as in­dus­trial, med­i­cal and con­sumer equip­ment, as well as var­i­ous car spare parts and worn out ve­hi­cle tires, and var­i­ous types of oil cans and oth­ers, which brings in un­pleas­ant odors in the di­rec­tion of the wind blow­ing. The sce­nario has ex­as­per­ated cus­tomers, given the hot cli­mate and high hu­mid­ity.

It is no­tice­able that these con­tain­ers are full of food rem­nants from the restau­rants which have helped to be­come the breed­ing ground for an­i­mals – dogs, stray cats, mice, and other harm­ful an­i­mals and in­sects.

Com­plained

When the daily toured the area some shop­keep­ers com­plained about the lack in reg­u­la­tion of the dis­tri­bu­tion of garbage con­tain­ers, which dis­torted the look and pub­lic taste, es­pe­cially since the area has a large num­ber of restau­rants and cafés.

In many cases when a hun­gry man walks in a restau­rant to have a de­cent meal, he finds him­self fac­ing a garbage con­tainer which makes him lose his ap­petite the mo­ment he sees cats jump­ing in and out of the con­tain­ers.

A group of restau­rant own­ers ex­plained that the Clean­ing De­part­ment of the Mu­nic­i­pal­ity in the Far­waniya Gover­norate is neg­li­gent in its work, as it does not mon­i­tor the work of three com­pa­nies which are re­spon­si­ble for clean­ing the area and or­ga­niz­ing the dis­tri­bu­tion of con­tain­ers.

On the other hand, an of­fi­cial source in the Far­waniya Clean­ing De­part­ment in the Kuwait Mu­nic­i­pal­ity con­firmed to the daily the poor plan­ning of the Ard­hiya In­dus­trial Area and crafts­man­ship in not al­lo­cat­ing places for con­tain­ers forced the Mu­nic­i­pal­ity to dis­trib­ute them ran­domly in empty places or off the Fifth Ring Road.

The source sup­ported the views of the shop own­ers that this dis­torts the gen­eral view, and that they must be re­ar­ranged to serve the shops of the area in a bet­ter way.

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 ??  ?? Top and above: Some of the ar­eas where a num­ber of garbage con­tain­ers are seen.
Top and above: Some of the ar­eas where a num­ber of garbage con­tain­ers are seen.

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