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MENAFN - Arab News - 07/05/2014
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(MENAFN - Arab News) Re than 30 auto shops in the al-nozha al-sanaiah neighborhood of jeddah were shut down and warnings issued to over 50 others in the past week for failing to meet the deadline set by the municipality to shift the shops to the new usfan industrial area outside jeddah.mohamed al-buqami the official spokesman of jeddah municipality told arab news 'inspectors shut down more than 30 auto shops and issued warnings to 50 others because they failed to meet the deadline set by the municipality over a month ago for shifting their shops to the usfan area."'however more than 200 auto shops have begun to gradually move out of the city area to usfan to set up their shops" he added.the move came in the light of several complaints by the residents of the al-nozha al-sanaiah neighborhood about the poor cleaning services and the increasing pollution from the auto shops and lighting factories. they also drew attention to auto spare parts stacked randomly on the sidewalks and the oil spillage onto the public thoroughfares.ali hussein a resident in the neighborhood said 'the chaos on the streets is growing as a result of the failure on the part of these workshops to remove the defective auto parts which are randomly scattered on the sidewalks. besides the oil spillage on to the main roads and inner streets of the neighborhood are contaminating the environment."sultan mohammed another resident said he was surprised by the municipality's statement regarding the non-renewal of permits for the workshops in the vicinity in preparation for the process of transferring them to the new usfan industrial district since some workshops were continuing to operate and more shops were opening up.


 


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