Some bad habits can be outright annoying, but when you bring these habits overseas, they could be a cause of headache if you’re not mindful of existing laws and ordinances in the place of your residence.
Other than the common practices of locals in Muslim nations, laws set up by the government should also be observed by expats, especially overseas Filipino workers in Kuwait.
You Can be Fined on the Spot when you Do these Things in Public
Recently, the Public Sanitation and Road Works Department Director at the Kuwait Municipality branch in Hawally Governorate Dr Saad Al-Jillawi announced that the reconciliation order fee for throwing cigarette butts and spitting on the road is KD 5, which is to be paid on the spot when caught by authorities, as shared in a report by the Arab Times Online.
Also, a fine for water leakage from air conditioning units in commercial establishments can reach up to KD 300, while the reconciliation order fee is at KD 100.
According to Dr Jillawi, he has already cascaded instructions to the department regarding a cleaning campaign in Barayeh Salem in Salmiyah.
In line with this, the government has already expelled 89 camps that were pitched in the south of the country after the grace period for the evacuation has elapsed, as shared in a report by Al-Rai Daily.
According to the report, the Municipality has enacted the removal of camps in the identified location, as they did not comply with the rules and regulations set by the Interior Ministry.
In other related news, the Hawally municipality in coordination with the Central Emergency Team and the General Cleaning Department, took away food from the hawkers in the Al-Sadek area, for violations and non-compliance to regulations set by the municipal government related to food processing and cleanliness requirements.