Capital Municipality removes 468 street vendors’ stalls

Capital Municipality Director-General, Shawqiya Humaidan, said that the Capital Municipality had identified 11 dilapidated buildings in the first three months of this year, and is taking the necessary administrative procedures ahead of destroying them, in coordination with the relevant authorities, in accordance with the provisions of the Law 35/200, allowing municipalities to destroy building that that pose a threat to people’s safety and property.

Humaidan said that the Capital Municipality has intensified its monitoring and inspection tours in Ramadan to address the phenomenon of violating vendors across markets and commercial outlets, as part of its efforts to protect the health and safety of consumers.

She indicated that a total of 468 stalls of street vendors had been removed in the first quarter of this year, noting that the number of violating vendors is lower than that of the same period in 2019 as a result of the precautionary measures taken by the Government Executive Committee to combat the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), including the closure of commercial outlets and the lockdown.

She said that the efforts to control and follow up on the phenomenon of street vendors had been intensified, in cooperation with the Interior Ministry and the Labour Market Regulatory Authority.