Muscat: The Muscat Municipality has closed seven shops for selling contaminated foodstuff and flouting health and safety regulations.
Khiys bin Saliman Al Khashri, Director of the Health Affairs Department at Muscat Municipality, said 992 inspection raids were carried out by the municipality and the Royal Oman Police (ROP) from September 1 to 5, which resulted in the issuing of 31 chargesheets for violating health laws.
In addition, 113kg of foodstuff items unfit for consumption; 154 packages, and two tonnes of vegetables and fruits were confiscated by officials and
destroyed in Seeb.
Moreover, 1,006 inspections were conducted at Mawaleh Central Market which led to the issuance of four violation charges and the destruction of 5,248kg of rotten fruits and vegetables.
Al Khashri noted the importance of conducting inspections in assuring the public that health-related regulations are not being violated.
258 vehicles purchased
The Ministry of Regional Municipalities and Water Resources has purchased cleaning equipment worth OMR7,940,065, including 258 heavy vehicles, as part of its efforts to promote the cleaning sector. The information was provided by Abdullah bin Mohamed bin Abdullah Al Hashimi, the General Director for Administrative and Financial Affairs at the ministry.
The equipment would be distributed among all municipalities and directorates, Al
Out of the 258 vehicles purchased, 237 would be replacing the old ones, and 21 others, including water tankers, trucks and small and big diggers, would be added to the ministry's fleet.