At a time when a special session was supposed to be held to discuss the conditions of the Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh area and the governmental solutions put in place by the concerned authorities to address the major problems that the region suffers from, especially in terms of labor overcrowding and violations, this session was not destined to be held as a private session, and the Council may move to allocate two hours to discuss the issues of the aforementioned region, instead of a full private session, especially since National Assembly Speaker Marzouq Al-Ghanim did not call for a session in this regard.

The Secretary of the National Assembly, Farz Al-Daihani, revealed that Al-Ghanim’s travel and his participation in the Parliamentary Union conference, and the delegation of the National Assembly that accompanied him, prevented holding a session to discuss the conditions and evaluation of the Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh area, noting that he and the representatives who submitted the request for the session will discuss this matter again with Speaker Al-Ghanim and the Council’s office, so that the situation in the region can be discussed either during a private session or allocate two hours on the sidelines of the upcoming sessions, reports a local Arabic daily.

Al-Daihani stressed the importance of discussing government plans for the Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh area, and working hard to find appropriate solutions for them, given the difficult deteriorating situation of the area in light of the laborers crowding and major violations in housing and infringements.

The request to hold a special session to discuss the situation in Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh, the deputies who have signed the request said, “Based on Article 72 of the Council’s bylaws, we, the undersigned, submit a request to hold a special session on Sunday March 27, 2022 to discuss and develop radical solutions for the Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh region, and to be informed of all the scenarios put forward for its valuation and the plans put forward to provide alternative labor cities according to a specific timetable.

In conjunction with the request of the special session for Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh, the Ministry of Electricity and Water revealed — in its response to a question about the situation in the region — that the type of violations recorded in the region with regard to electricity and water in the form of direct electricity or water extensions and connect them to the internal network without a meter, and tamper with electric fuses and circuit breakers and extension of electric supply to places other than those built according to approved plans, or in an illegal manner, and violating Law No. 48 of 2005 and Ministerial Resolution No. 121 of 2017.

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