Monday 6 February 2023
Last year, Ras Al Khaimah Public Services Department, represented by Raqib patrols, recorded 6,746 environmental violations. Eng. Khalid bin Fadl Al Ali, Director General of the Public Services Department in Ras Al Khaimah, explained that the most prominent violations recorded fall under item No. (31), amounting to 1736 violations related to lighting fires or grilling directly on a fixed or mobile surface without using barbecue tools in places other than those designated for that, in addition to the violation represented in throwing, placing or leaving dirt and waste in public squares, in addition to violations represented in the leakage of liquid waste resulting from residential activity outside the network Sanitation.
He said that the most violations were concentrated in a number of mountainous and inland areas, during which surveillance patrols are distributed according to the geographical division in the emirate to seven regions, including all areas of Ras Al Khaimah, within the framework of keenness to create a sustainable healthy environment and make the Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah clean and aesthetically unpolluted.
Al-Ali indicated that the department recorded 1736 violations of lighting fires or grilling directly on a fixed or moving surface without using barbecue tools in places other than the designated places, in order to preserve public cleanliness and the And the aesthetic and civilized scene in various camping areas and beaches in the emirate, and protecting the environment from leaving coal residues and other waste on the sand, pointing out that the department has provided areas designated for barbecue on the emirate's beaches and public parks in order to prevent these violations.
The department warned the public against throwing garbage from cars while walking on the streets of the emirate, stressing that the supervisory patrols, in addition to monitoring violations, educate members of the public, and inform them of the damage of these violations to the environment. The Department also provided the required containers in natural areas, as well as metal containers to collect barbecue charcoal residues in land areas and beaches in particular.