Ajman streets will be cleared of junk

AJMAN — In order to celebrate the joyous occasion of Eid Al Fitr in a neat and clean environment, Ajman Department of Planning and Municipality has decided to remove all discarded objects such as old furniture and abandoned vehicles that have been parked in several Ajman streets and roads for over a long time.

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Afkar Ali Ahmed

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Published: Thu 3 Nov 2005, 9:21 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 8:34 PM

Speaking to Khaleej Times, Saif Salim Al Shamsi, Deputy Director of the Municipality, said that the Cleaning Section of the Municipality has intensified cleaning of roads and streets, removing the garbage piled up by residents in various areas of the emirate.

He said that old furniture shops had been instructed to remove their objects scattered all over the roads and streets or pay fines. They were also told that in case of their failure to clear the steets and roads, the old furnitures would be confiscated and dumped in the municipality landfill, he added.

Vehicles abandoned in the streeets would also be confiscated, he said, adding that an announcement would be made through newspapers for the owners to make a claim within 15 days, otherwise the muncipality would put them to auction.

Al Shamsi said that many residents are spoiling the beauty of the buildings by stuffing their balconies with unwanted furniture and given-up objects.

"This makes these otherwise beautiful buildings ugly and untidy," he added.

In the emirate of Ajman, the architectural development is working on improving the exterior of the buildings and towers, he said.

"The municipality is making efforts to enhance the aesthetic look of the emirate. It is now undertaking a beautification project aimed at decorating Ajman's private and public buildings and main roads. Special prepartions are also underway to protect plants, lawns and gardenss in the emirate," he said.

The deputy director of the Ajman Municipality explained that His Highness Shaikh Humaid bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ajman, is keen on transforming the emirate into an oasis and making it a resort for all visitors.

"The municipality is making great efforts for spreading awareness among people about how to keep the city clean and green. It is trying to incluclate civic sense in them, besides informing them about the importance of gardens in maintaining a healthy environment and reducing air pollution and heat," he said, adding: “Greenery is a source of relaxation and happiness for everyone."

Al Shamsi pointed out the municipality had set up a communication link with the community members willing to present their complaints and suggestions as the municipality's main object is to serve members of society and provide them with all facilities.


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