(MENAFN - Gulf Times) A joint campaign to remove abandoned vehicles at various areas within Al Daayan Municipality started yesterday as part of a Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) drive to curb the menace and enforce Law No 18 of 2017 on Public Hygiene.
The campaign was implemented by the Committee for removing abandoned vehicles and the MME Department of Mechanical Equipment in co-operation with Al Daayan Municipality.
The department assistant director and committee member Marzoq Mubarak al-Misifri, the General Cleaning Department assistant director and committee member Mohamed Faraj al-Kubaisi, the Municipal Control Department director Abdullah al-Nuaimi, Al Daayan Municipality's General Control Section head Ali al-Humaidi, a number of representatives of the entities concerned at the Ministry of Interior and the Internal Security Forces (Lekhwiya) attended.
Al-Misfri pointed out that the campaign to remove abandoned vehicles across the country started in Doha city by the end of June then moved to Al Sheehaniyah and is now targeting the jurisdiction of Al Daayan.
While a total of 1,200 abandoned vehicles have been removed since the start of the campaign, as many as 5,200 have been removed from all the municipalities across the country since the start of this year. He said that within the first day of Al Daayan campaign 200 abandoned vehicles were spotted and 20 were removed and the campaign will go on today.
Al-Kubaisi said that the joint committee for removing abandoned vehicles has removed 61,524 abandoned vehicles since it was established in 2013 and until now, with 43,202 of these placed at Al Mashaf impound ground and 18,312 at Abu Hamour.
Al-Humaidi pointed out that this campaign covers all the areas within the jurisdiction of Al Daayan Municipality, where warning stickers are placed on abandoned vehicles for their owners to remove them within three days failing which they will be removed by the committee.
Recently, the MME has opened a new site for impounding abandoned vehicles at Al Mazrouah Area within Umm Salal Municipality, which accommodates up to 25,000 vehicles, in addition to the existing two other locations at Al Mashaf and Mesaimeer.