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Qatar- Municipalities gear up to enforce public hygiene law


(MENAFN- The Peninsula) The Peninsula

Doha: The general monitoring units in all municipalities have been instructed to enforce the new public hygiene law from the first day of the implementation that will come into effect from tomorrow, said the Ministry of Municipality and Environment.

All municipalities will start implementing the public hygiene law No. 18 of 2017 from tomorrow, February 1 to curb the violations of law and to create awareness among all segments of the community about public hygiene, said a release.

Updated books for catching violations and making reconciliations and other related materials were handed over to the department concerned at all municipalities.

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment represented by the General Cleanliness Department is running a massive campaign to reach all segments of the community to make them aware about new public hygiene law.

The municipalities have already instructed the inspectors of general monitoring section to replace the existing books for catching violation with modified versions to enforce the law from tomorrow.
Training workshops were held to update the inspectors about new public hygiene law including mechanism for catching violations as per the law.

The inspectors assigned to enforce the law visited the worksites to educate workers practically about provisions of law including fines and punishments.

Safar Al Shafi, Director of General Cleanliness Department, emphasised that collective efforts are required for successful enforcement of new public hygiene law.

He said that the law will influence the behavior of people on maintaining necessary hygiene at public places and help reduce the efforts of public cleanliness department in cleaning and picking of garbage thrown at random at unauthorised places.

The law is strict in dealing with violators coming in the way of providing cleaning services round-the-clock, he added.

The Director said that the new public hygiene law is result of long efforts and deep studied conducted by several authorities concerned at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment to keep pace with the Qatar National Vision (QNV) 2030 in maintaining hygiene in cities and other parts of the country.

The new public hygiene law saw the light of the day under the directive and follows up by the Minister of Municipality and Environment H E Mohammed bin Abdullah Al Rumaihi, said Al Shafi.

He said that the new law will help inspectors to perform their jobs to make the cleaning operation successful and achieve the goals.

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