Kuwait Municipality has declared that old buildings which meet the requirements of people with special needs will not be demolished or issued citations, reports AI-Rai daily quoting informed sources. They explained that the old buildings were constructed based on an earlier law without conditions prior to the issuance of the ministerial law 206/2009 regarding regulations of constructional works and other provisions of this law.
Meanwhile, Director of Engineering Systems Department Adel Al-Atram sent a letter to Director General of Kuwait Municipality, affirming that the ministerial law 206/2009 is being applied on all new buildings and projects except the private residential houses that require to be licensed. According to the letter, licenses will not be issued for new buildings and projects if the special conditions to facilitate the movement and requirements of people with special needs are not implemented.
Meanwhile, Ministry of Interior has completed all necessary procedures to prepare the draft of a decree for returning the subordination of Department for Technical Examination of Vehicles and other departments back to Ministry of Interior from Public Authority for Transportation. The decree will be approved next week for implementation, reports Al-Shahed daily quoting informed sources. They indicated that the Road Engineering Sector will continue to be under the Public Authority for Transportation.
Source: Arab Times