Quotes: MENA   Enter Symbol: NewsLetter: Search: advanced

Crackdown on car washing on roads  Join our daily free Newsletter

MENAFN - Arab News - 22/02/2014
No. of Ratings : 0
Add to Mixx!



(MENAFN -Arab News) Authorities in Jeddah have launched inspection teams to crack down on the practice of car washing in residential areas and on roads

The move comes as part of Jeddah Municipality?s effort to educate the public about the importance of preserving water and raising awareness about protecting the environment.

Residents involved in washing cars on the streets and outside their residential units would be heavily fined

Many residents as well as janitors and watchmen, who earn extra money washing cars, have not welcomed news of the crackdown.

?My landlord informed me that government inspectors now patrol the streets and requested that I stop washing his car for the time being,? said Yousef Lahaji, a janitor. ?Washing cars is usually the job of every janitor in the city. We usually charge around SR50 to SR100 a month per vehicle, which serves as an additional source of income for us,? he added.

Ramadan S., a Pakistani janitor, said he charges SR60 per month for each car to supplement his SR1,000 salary. ?This ban will affect poor expatriates with meager incomes,? he said.

Similarly, Rahim, an Indian janitor, said he has five children back home that he needs to provide for, and washing cars is a means to supplement his salary, adding that the campaign restricts his income

Residents have been asked to clean and wash their cars at service stations or car washes

Many residents consider washing their cars in the neighborhood a cheaper way to clean their vehicles, as opposed to going to a car wash

Syed Safi, an Indian expatriate working in Jeddah, said he pays around SR50 per month to get his car washed, pointing out, ?It?s a lot more convenient and cheaper for me to have my car washed by the watchman; when I go to work in the morning my car?s already clean.?

Mohammed Ali, a Palestinian resident, said: ?The car washes charge more than SR100 per session. This is the amount we pay our janitor for the entire month. I recently got my car cleaned at a car wash in one of the malls here for SR60 and it was not even to my satisfaction. I request the authorities not to impose restrictions of this nature on the public.?


 


Arab News




  MENA News Headlines
 Jan 29 2015 - HH the Emir Receives Phone Call from Ban Ki-moonQatar News Agency
(MENAFN - QNA) HH the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani on Thursday received a phone call from the United Nations Secretary-General, Ban Ki-moon, during which he thanked HH the Emir on the ...

 Jan 29 2015 - Consumer spends on pharma products to increase to Dh5.03b by 2020Khaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Dubai € Consumer expenditure on pharmaceutical products, medical appliances and equipment in the UAE has experienced a strong increase and is forecast to be valued around ...

 Jan 29 2015 - UAE- Time to put cyber security on top priorityKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Kaspersky lab solutions block millions of attacks across the globe, which clearly indicates that cyber criminals are smart, but not smarter than security providers.This was ...

 Jan 29 2015 - Indian business council honours Emirati businessmenKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Dubai - The Indian Business and Professional Council (IBPC) hosted a reception on the occasion of the 66th Republic Day of India at the Oberoi Hotel, Business Bay, on Sunday. ...

 Jan 29 2015 - UAE, Canada discuss ways to boost tradeKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Abu Dhabi - Abdullah Al Saleh, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Economy for Foreign Trade, received a Canadian delegation led by Martin Zablocki, CEO of the Canadian ...

 Jan 29 2015 - Emirates NBD facilitates Stanbic in $85 million loan facilityKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Al Ahli Bank of Kuwait and Standard Chartered Bank joined the transaction as mandated lead arrangers while Al Khalij Commercial Bank and The Commercial Bank of Qatar ...

 Jan 29 2015 - NBAD profit jumps 28% in 2014Khaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Abu Dhabi - A strong growth in incomes from interest and non-interest based revenues bolstered the National Bank of Abu Dhabi (NBAD) profits to Dh1.372 billion in the quarter ...

 Jan 29 2015 - UAE pharma spend to hit Dh5 billion by 2020Khaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) It is also forecasted to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of about 9.78 per cent from 2014 to 2020 as, by then, the value of consumer expenditure on ...

 Jan 29 2015 - Parents happy with children's educationKhaleej Times
(MENAFN - Khaleej Times) Abu Dhabi: A survey by the Abu Dhabi Education Council (Adec) has revealed that parents across the emirate are satisfied with their children's schools. The education ...

 Jan 29 2015 - Customers continue winning at Malabar Gold 1amp Diamonds FestivalArab News
(MENAFN - Arab News) Customers continue to win at Malabar Gold & Diamonds' ongoing gold and diamond festival.The jewelry retailer's 4th edition of Malabar Gold & Diamonds Festival in the GCC ...

more...


 






Google

Electronic & Mobile Payment

 
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network

MENAFN News Market Data Countries Tools Section  
 

Middle East North Africa - Financial Network
Arabic MENAFN

Main News
News By Industry
News By Country

Islamic Finance News
Private Equity News

How-To Guides
Technology Section

Travel Section

Search News

Market Indices
Quotes & Charts

Global Indices
Arab Indices

Commodoties

Oil & Energy

Currencies Cross Rates
Currencies Updates
Currency Converter

USA Stocks
Arab Stocks
 

Algeria 
Bahrain 
Egypt 
Iraq
Jordan 
Kuwait 
Lebanon
Morocco 
Oman 
Palestine
Qatar 
Saudi Arabia 
Syria
Tunisia 
UAE 
Yemen

Weather
Economic Calendar
Financial Glossary


Financial Calculators

RSS Feeds [XML]

Corporate Monitor

Events

Real Estate
Submit Your Property

Arab Research
Buy a Research

Press Releases
Submit your PR

Join Newsletters


 
© 2014 menafn.com All Rights Reserved.  Terms of Service | Privacy Policy | Contact Us | Advertise | About MENAFN | Career Opportunities | Feedback | Help