MME to raise awareness on public hygiene law

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME), represented by the General Cleanliness Department, in cooperation with the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs, launched yesterday a campaign to create awareness about public hygiene law at premises of the Government Services Complex in Al Rayyan.

The campaign titled ‘Keep It Clean’ aims at educating a large number of people about hygiene rules as government services complexes attract huge number of visitors.

The launch ceremony was attended by the Director of General Cleanliness Department at MME, Muqbil Madhour Al Shammari; Director of Government Services Complexes at the Ministry of Administrative Development, Labour and Social Affairs, Muslim Mohamad Al Rashidi; Assistant Director of Government Services Complexes, Nasser Al Subaie; and Head of the Awareness Section at General Cleanliness Department, Muna Al Saai.

‘Under the campaign, LED screens will be installed at 10 government services complexes displaying the awareness messages about the provisions of public hygiene law and major violations of the law,’ said Muqbil Madhour Al Shammari.

He said that awareness brochures and leaflets will be distributed to the visitors of government services complexes. ‘In the next phase, the campaign (Keep It Clean) will cover malls, shopping complexes and cinema halls to approach maximum number of people,’ said Al Shammari.

He said that the drive aims at creating awareness to influence the behaviour of people to comply with the provisions of public hygiene law rather than to catch violations. ‘Special awareness programmes are being designed to raise awareness in all segments of the society, including workers about provisions of the law,’ said Al Shammari adding that the new programmes will be announced soon.

He said that a programme for sorting wastes from the sources has begun this year. ‘The programme will be implemented in four stages covering all establishments and institutions such as schools, hospitals and banks,’ said Al Shammari. He said that under the programme, all venues of 2022 FIFA Wrold Cup will be provided with garbage bins in different colours and sizes to sort the wastes from sources.

Muslim Mohamad Al Rashidi said that the campaign carries important messages to create awareness among all segments of the society.

Source: Ministry of Municipality and Environment