Dubai Municipality inspectors discover consumer materials hidden in 10 manholes
Gulf News: Society, one of the most widely read newspaper, and online site in English in the Middle East, reported recently a very concerning problem happened in Dubai:
“Dubai: Inspectors of the Environmental Emergency Office at Dubai Municipality have discovered 10 abandoned manholes which were being used to store consumer goods at a labour accommodation in Muhaisnah.
Workers had exploited the manholes in one of the demolished labour accommodations to store kitchenware, blankets, tools, carpets, as well as different home appliances and accessories, which they planned to sell to the public.
The confiscated items, which were estimated to be around 30 tonnes, were destroyed, said Mohammed Abbas Al Baloushi, head of Environmental Emergency Office of Dubai Municipality.
He added that the Environmental Emergency Office in coordination with Dubai Municipality’s departments of Assets Management, Waste Management and Food Safety would ensure that this practice should be checked strictly in the future.”
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