Assistant Undersecretary for Social Development Affairs at Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor Hassan Kazim has disclosed that the ministry, since the implementation of administrative Decision No. 1291/2015 concerning cancellation of violating halls for weddings and other ceremonies, has closed down 25 halls and referred the files to the Social Development Department to manage them.
Ten halls among them are owned by cooperative societies and 15 others are owned by individuals, reports Aljarida daily. Kazim stressed that the total number of ceremony halls in all areas are 69 out of which 51 halls were donated by individuals while 18 belong to cooperative societies. Despite repeated warnings by the ministry to stop violations, the halls continued to defy the regulations such as using the halls for purposes other than what they are designated.
Source: Arab Times