(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) Muscat Municipality has chalked out a comprehensive plan to check vandalism of public property.
At a recent meeting, the municipality discussed recommendations of the Public Affairs Committee on this issue, and decided to increase campaigns in this regard, an official said.
The municipality will draw up its action plan in association with the ministries of Education and Awqaf and Religious Affairs. Special radio and television broadcasts will be made to take the message to the public, the municipal official said. Legal action against vandals, raids to monitor scrap dealers and prevent thefts from public installations, special training for municipality staff and targeting residential areas with awareness campaigns are some of the steps being planned. Members of the municipality's maintenance staff said that rest areas, dustbins, sign boards are often defaced by vandals.