Abu Dhabi cracks down on illegal parking

By Angel Chan

 ABU DHABI 6 November 2017: The Municipality of Abu Dhabi City has called on the owners of trucks and heavy machinery to contribute to preserving the overall appearance of the city and protecting the environment by not leaving their trucks, buses and heavy equipment unattended in public places, and to park them in designated areas in Musaffah Industrial, M.18.

In a statement, the municipality said a campaign targeting the area aims to combat environmental pollution caused by the randomly parked trucks, buses and heavy machinery. Unattended vehicles obstruct traffic and the movement of pedestrians, the municipality said, as well as causes damage to pavements and other infrastructure.

The campaign, which covers several areas and sectors in Musaffah Industrial, is part of the municipality’s ongoing efforts to maintain a decent image of the emirate and a clean environment.

So far, 71 warnings have been served to the owners of violating vehicles as part of the campaign, a lapse in the grace period given will result in vehicle impoundment and legal action.

Abu Dhabi Municipality issues 66 offences in labour accommodations

Abu Dhabi City Municipality has carried out a comprehensive inspection campaign targeting construction sites used to house labourers at Al Wathba South to ensure they are meeting government standards for safety and security, as well as for their aesthetic appearance.

The campaign also reviewed the compliance of residence supervisors with the delivery of appropriate accommodation, services, and a decent living to workers.

Launched on 8th October, and still ongoing, the campaign has resulted so far in the issuance of 66 offences relating to violations in workers accommodation in construction sites. Examples of violations include the lack of compliance with safety and security stipulations and cleaning and health requirements, among others.

Similar campaigns will continue to run with the aim to cover all workers’ accommodation areas.

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