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Dh500 fine for dumping wastes from balconies in Sharjah

The move is meant to protect the scenic image of the city in a sustainable way.

A fine of Dh500 shall be slapped against anyone involved in dumping wastes from balconies across the emirate of Sharjah.

Mohammed Ali Al Kaabi, head of city cleanliness control section, Sharjah Municipality, said the move is meant to "protect the scenic image of the city in a sustainable way".

"Some reckless people turn blind eye to these rules, and insist on breaking rules," he said.
 
"Preserving the environment is a top priority for Sharjah Municipality."
 
"Recently, the section has received a number of complaints from tenants about their neighbours who carelessly dump their wastes from the balconies of their tall buildings," he added.
 
"The Sharjah Municipality has urged all landlords to put posters and signs at their buildings to warn the public against these illegal practices," he pointed out.
 
"The Municipality deals with no tolerance with such violations that tarnish the image of the city."

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Ahmed Shaaban

Originally from Egypt, I have been in Dubai since December 2005. Before coming here, I worked as an English language instructor, chief En/Ar translator, proofreader, reporter in Egypt and Qatar. I have also worked as a reporter, correspondent and simultaneous translator with two satellite channels in Dubai. I have a masters degree in media, Cairo University, 2014, a bachelor degree in English language and translation, Ain Shams University, Cairo, 1996, and three post-graduate diplomas in English language and Instruction. With over 19 years of experience in translation, interpretation, EFL instruction, and reporting. I am interested in technology, aviation, politics, as well as community, parliament and defence issues. I enjoy reading, writing, exercising, and surfing the web.

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