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Up to QR20,000 fine for littering in public places

Up to QR20,000 fine for littering in public places

Hisham Al-Jundi
Doha
People found dumping waste in public places will attract a fine of up to QR20,000, according to a new draft law on public hygiene approved by the Advisory (Shura) Council on Monday.
As per the provisions of the draft law, property and company owners found dumping waste in areas not allocated by the municipality concerned will face a penalty of QR20,000. Also leaving animals or birds in places not licensed for breeding will invite a fine of up to QR20,000.
Earlier, the offence carried a jail term of six months and up to QR50,000 fine.
Similarly, individuals found leaving waste in non-designated areas in violation of the public hygiene law will now face a fine up to QR10,000. Earlier, the punishment was six months jail term and a fine of up to QR10,000.
In its regular weekly session, the Advisory Council approved the draft law on public hygiene and submitted its recommendations to the Cabinet. The decision was taken after the Services and Public Utilities Committee submitted its recommendations regarding Article 15 of the draft law.
The draft law prohibits dumping waste in public places such as squares, roads, streets, lanes, alleys, pavements, courtyards, gardens, parks and beaches as well as land spaces, rooftops, walls, balconies, skylights, corridors and yards, facades of houses and buildings and their car parks and other places, whether public or private.
It also prohibits leaving or dumping waste in areas not allocated by the municipality concerned, as well as leaving animals or birds in places not licensed to breed them.

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  • Dede May 10, 2017

    Agreed to keep Qatar greenery and clean

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