According to Al-Rai Daily, the Environmental Police recently found that a resident who was barbecuing in Salmiya Garden had committed multiple infractions. As a result, four hours a day, from 12:00 noon to 4:00 pm, from November 1 to March 31 of each year, will be set aside for barbecuing at the following locations run by the Touristic Enterprises Company (TEC): behind Megana Restaurant, behind Burger King and Pizza Hut restaurants, behind Villa Fayrouz Restaurant, Egaila Beach, and Khiran Park (exclusive to members). This decision was made by Kuwait Municipality Director Eng Saud Al-Dabbous.
“The Environmental Police inspected several public places, including Salmiya Garden, to ensure compliance with the rules and regulations,” security sources informed the daily. A citizen who was grilling in an unapproved area was given a citation. Regretfully, some people are unaware of the laws governing barbecue and the associated consequences.
According to sources, the person also received two further citations: one for grilling on the ground and another for trimming decorative plants inside the area. After reconciliation, the penalty for these infractions are KD 500 and KD 700, respectively. Reports have indicated that severe penalties have been issued for violating the Environmental Law. This is because numerous images of residents and foreigners discarding waste have been taken, some of which emit offensive odors, spread illness, or degrade the aesthetic appeal of public areas, particularly parks and gardens. According to sources, these individuals will receive summonses and citations against them based on the footage from security cameras placed in public areas.