HE the Minister of Municipality and Environment Mohamed bin Abdullah al-Rumaihi yesterday urged the agencies concerned to intensify rainwater removal efforts as the Qatar Met department warned of more thundershowers and strong winds today.
This came during HE the Minister’s visit to the emergency operations room at the Public Works Authority (Ashghal).
He was briefed on the preparations and equipment for rainwater removal in different municipalities as well as the joint efforts undertaken by the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) and Ashghal to deal with rainwater accumulation, especially in view of the Met department’s forecast for heavy rainfall, the official Qatar News Agency reported.
He urged the two working groups at the MME and Ashghal to develop plans, provide equipment and make every effort to ensure adequate rainwater removal across Qatar.
Meanwhile, the MME said in a statement that more than 29.2mn gallons of rainwater had been drained out by rain emergency teams across the country until yesterday morning.
The work was carried out in 6,411 batches and involved 388 tankers, 45 water pumps and more than 500 employees and workers. Work was continuing round the clock as part of the intensive efforts undertaken to clear roads of rainwater, the statement noted.
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