The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) issued 4,691 reports for violation of Law No 18 of 2017 on public hygiene, collecting around QR5.61mn in fines from offenders between February 2018 and January this year.
The MME revealed this in a statement yesterday.
Safar Mubarak al-Shafi, director of the MME’s General Cleanliness Department, said the ministry has put in place a plan to detect violations of the Public Hygiene Law. This is done by using surveillance cameras of the National Command Centre (NCC), pertaining to the Ministry of Interior, in addition to deploying MME inspectors at the NCC to issue any relevant violations.
This yielded positive results by enabling strict enforcement of the law and helped preserve an aesthetic look around the country, it was observed.
He said a media campaign was launched earlier this year to raise public awareness of the law and highlight the importance of maintaining public cleanness. Accordingly, 638 posters were put on a number of important roads and in key areas across the country, the statement noted.
In addition, posters were put up at shopping malls, driving schools and other public places.
Besides, audiovisual advertisements and social media messages have also been used as part of the campaign.
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