Capital Municipality Removes 468 Street Vendors’ Stalls

by BTM

Mon, 18 May 2020

Capital Municipality Removes 468 Street Vendors’ Stalls

Capital Municipality Director-General, Shawqiya Humaidan, has revealed 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. This is in accordance with the provisions of the Law 35/200, allowing municipalities to destroy buildings that pose a threat to people's safety and property.

“The Capital Municipality has intensified its monitoring and inspection tours in Ramadan to address the issue of violating vendors across markets and commercial outlets, as part of its efforts to protect the health and safety of consumers,” explained Ms. Humaidan.


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.

“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,” she stated.

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