ADM holds educative campaign about laws governing city appearance

ABU DHABI, 27th January, 2016 (WAM) — Through its Musaffah Municipal Centre, the Abu Dhabi City Municipality, ADM, has carried out an awareness campaign to educate the public about the rules governing the protection of the civilised appearance of the city.

The campaign targeted industrial facilities, workshops, occupational shops and community members in Musaffah.

The campaign was launched in the context of Abu Dhabi municipal system’s keenness to enhance cooperation with the community and its partners to foster the values and standards relating to the appearance of the city. The campaign is viewed as part of the Municipality’s efforts to eliminate the practices that mar the outlook of the city in keeping with the Municipality’s objectives to nurture a civilized livable environment compliant with the health, environmental and aesthetical standards of towns, as well as providing a work environment consistent with the conditions and standards of public health and safety.

The team overseeing the campaign distributed leaflets and brochures in Arabic and other languages to owners of industrial facilities and workshops in addition to community members.

The Laws Guide of Abu Dhabi Emirate, which had been distributed to targeted individuals before the campaign, indicated that Law No. 16/2009 regarding regulating construction phases in Abu Dhabi Emirate, and the impact of these works on the public appearance of the city. The guide provides for a number of penalties applicable to offenders, and the Municipality called on community members, construction sites, workshops and industrial facilities to comply with the applicable laws to avoid being caught and sanctioned by such penalties and fines.

The list of offences comprise 32 articles ranging from fines of AED2000 to AED50,000, depending on the nature of the offence and its impact on the environment in addition to the overall appearance of the city.

In this context, the ADM has called upon all community members to contribute to maintaining the civilised appearance of cities by eliminating all sorts of disfiguring aspects undermining the appearance of the city.