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The Municipality has Introduced a New Service to Inform the Public about Warnings and Violations

The Kuwait Municipality has recently announced the introduction of a new communication service aimed at notifying the public electronically about warnings or violations through notifications sent via the Sahel app. According to a press statement, this service was launched following directives from the Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Municipal Affairs, Dr. Noura Al-Mashaan. The purpose is to enable citizens and residents to receive direct information about measures taken in response to municipal violations, thereby avoiding legal accountability and associated financial fines resulting from failure to address warnings or violations. It also offers an opportunity to resolve reconciliation orders, thus preventing judicial rulings against violators in case of reports issued by municipal inspectors.

This initiative aligns with the government’s strategy of enhancing services and leveraging electronic communication tools available within its services, including the Sahel app. In a related development, the Environmental Affairs Committee of the Municipal Council, chaired by Alia Al-Farsi, has forwarded the Ministry of Health’s letter regarding health control over waste landfills to the executive branch to obtain a detailed report. Additionally, a citizen’s proposal aimed at assisting citizens and reducing burdens has been referred to the executive branch. The committee has retained on its agenda two proposals submitted by member Eng. Sharifa Al-Shalfan, focusing on maintaining marine environment cleanliness and recycling plastic bottles and their covers.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Public Works has reported receiving 3,310 complaints in January from all governorates of the country. These reports included 622 from Farwaniya Governorate, 655 from Jahra Governorate, 573 from Capital Governorate, 457 from Ahmadi Governorate, 313 from Hawally Governorate, and 173 from Mubarak Al-Kabeer Governorate. Additionally, 288 reports were related to highways. The Sanitary Engineering Department received 61 reports, while the ministry’s Operations Room received 68 reports. The complaints predominantly addressed street and road maintenance issues across various governorates, with some areas experiencing neglect and lack of attention leading to road erosion and potholes. Residents called for prompt repairs to enhance road safety and reduce accidents, particularly on highways.

In a separate development, sources from the Ministry of Public Works revealed that the Construction Projects Sector is proposing a consultancy agreement to design a building and headquarters for the Ministry of Higher Education. A budget has been allocated for this project during the 2024/2025 fiscal year.

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