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Posted On: 17 July 2019 09:41 am

MME launches campaign to remove irregularities in farms

Binu Cherian
Binu Cherian
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The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME), represented by the Municipality of Al Shehaniya, launched a campaign on Tuesday to remove all irregularities in the farms located within the municipality as part of the ministry's comprehensive plan to put an end to the violations from all state farms, in accordance with the provisions of the Public and Private State Property Law and Building Regulation Law.

This campaign, which is being carried out in cooperation with the General Cleanliness Department, the Department of Mechanical Equipment of the Ministry and the security authorities in the State, continues until all violations are removed before the end of 2019.

Director of the Al Shehaniya Municipality Jaber Hassan Al Jaber said that the campaign aims at removing all irregularities in the farms, such as the construction of buildings for workers' housing, stores, garages, etc., that are in violation of the farmer's use for non-agricultural purposes and in violation of the certificate of possession granted to the owner of the farm.

He pointed out that the Municipality has taken the necessary legal measures against these violations since the beginning of 2019 in coordination with the concerned authorities in the State. He added that the notices of removal were given to the owners of farms, companies, workshops and stores.

The MME also explained that the measures taken against the infringing farms include making a record of offence and issuing warning to the violator to remove the violation and evacuate housing units, as well as the implementation of removal by force in the case of refraining from the eviction, and that if the violator refused to reconcile, the record and actions taken will be referred to the security authorities.

The ministry called on the owners of the farms to abide by the laws governing the activity and work of the farms, emphasizing the importance of the exploitation of these farms in agricultural activity, especially in response to the requirements of food security. It urged all companies to vacate their violating sites and facilities to avoid legal accountability.

Source: QNA