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UAE: Dh1,000 fine for shops without garbage container

Ismail Sebugwaawo /Abu Dhabi
ismail@khaleejtimes.com Filed on March 28, 2021 | Last updated on March 28, 2021 at 09.45 am
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The warning has been issued as part of a new campaign.

Shops and other commercial stores in Abu Dhabi that are found without a garbage container will face a fine of Dh1000, the Abu Dhabi Municipality has warned.

The warning has been issued as part of the new campaign launched recently by the municipality under the theme, "The beauty of our city lies within its cleanliness," to prevent the random throwing of waste outside containers and to maintain the city’s cleanliness.

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The campaign, which involves spreading messages on various social media platforms, is aimed at raising public awareness about the laws and decisions issued by the municipality regarding the protection of the city’s cultural appearance.

Municipal authorities have urged community members and shop owners against throwing wastes on the streets or near their premises.

“A fine of Dh1,000 will be imposed on the owners of shops who will be caught without bins or containers for disposing of wastes,” said officials.

The municipality stressed that its inspection teams have intensified their monitoring campaigns, in cooperation with the Abu Dhabi Center for Waste Management (Tadweer), on shops, business sites and residential areas, to preserve the general appearance.

Municipal officials also revealed that they carried out more than 236,000 inspection and guidance visits on shops, construction sites, industrial zones and other establishments last year.

These included 102,300 inspection visits related to public health in shops, worksites and industrial zones, and 134,300 awareness-raising visits to preserve the public appearance.

About 1,724 visits were conducted on construction sites and projects within the municipality’s scope of work.

The Mussafah Municipality Center has also implemented two informational campaigns to preserve the public appearance; including the “Preserve the appearance of your city from random throwing”, and the “Together to reduce disturbances”.

The campaigns targeted investors, owners and community members in Mussafah Industrial City, Mafraq Industrial, Al Nouf, and Hameem, to raise awareness of the need to adhere to the laws to preserve public appearance and to preserve the environment, health and safety.

The municipality inspectors are also educating workers about the importance of hygiene.

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Ismail Sebugwaawo

A professional journalist originating from Kampala, Uganda, Ismail is a happy father with strong attachment to family and great values for humanity. He has practiced journalism in UAE for the past 13 years, covering the country's parliament (FNC) and crimes, including Abu Dhabi Police, public prosecution and courts. He also reports about important issues in education, public health and the environment, with a keen interest in human interest stories. When out of reporting duties, he serves the Ugandan community in Abu Dhabi as he wants to see his countrymen happy. Exercising and reading are part of his free time.





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