The Ministry of Municipality and Environment announced that the number of violations of the hygiene law since its implementation in February 2018 until the end of January 2019 amounted to 4691 violations, resulted in fines worth QR 5,612,560.
Director of the General Cleanliness Department at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment Safar Mubarak Al Shafi said that the ministry has developed a plan to monitor various violations of hygiene through the use of surveillance cameras of the national command center of the Ministry of Interior, in addition to the presence of a number of observers of the Ministry of Municipality and Environment in the command centre operations room to monitor and issue violations. He pointed out that this move has had a significant positive impact in reducing the dumping of waste in an uncivilised way in the streets.
He added that the participation of members and patrols of the General Directorate of Traffic in monitoring violations of hygiene also helped to reduce misconduct in this area.
Al Shafi further added the ministry launched the awareness campaign 'keep it clean' this year, aims to raise awareness among all segments of society about the new hygiene law, which was issued in December 2017 and was implemented in February 2018.
He pointed out that the Ministry of Municipality and Environment does not aim to collect financial fines from the public, but the main goal is to reduce these violations and abuses to maintain public hygiene through targeted awareness programmes. (QNA)
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