Ajman municipality demolishes abandoned buildings in Masfoot

Ajman - Unused buildings often misused by people for carrying out illegal activities


Afkar Ali Ahmed

Published: Thu 31 Dec 2020, 9:01 AM

Last updated: Thu 31 Dec 2020, 9:03 AM

In its ongoing efforts to ensure security and preserve the aesthetics of Ajman city, the Ajman Municipality branch in Masfoot, in coordination Ajman Police, demolished and cleared 17 abandoned buildings during a crackdown that was carried out in various parts of the city.

According to Saif bin Ghadeer, Director of Masfoot Municipality, the authorities did a count of abandoned buildings following which they formed special teams for the removal operations. About 55 per cent of the abandoned buildings were removed in the operation.

Continuing with its efforts into the new year, the municipality will monitor abandoned buildings in Masfoot, and remove all of them at the beginning of the year to provide a safe environment for the community.

Bin Ghadeer reviewed the work carried out by the municipality’s engineering department in carrying out the campaign to remove abandoned shops in the Ghulfa area, an old electricity complex as well as unused buildings behind the Mezaira cemetery. They also removed dilapidated fences, abandoned houses and buildings.

The team will continue to work towards the removal of abandoned buildings that are often misused by people for carrying out illegal activities.

An official at Masfoot Police Station, Ajman said that it is working closely with the municipality to ensure security in the city. Police have intensified patrolling over these unused buildings that could be used for practising illegal activities and provide safe havens for criminals.

“We are trying to locate such buildings and arrest whoever uses them for illegal activities,” the police official said.

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