Ready-mix operators asked to keep city clean
Dubai , July 27, 2007
Dubai Municipality has urged ready-mix concrete suppliers in the city to abide by civic regulations on general cleanliness.
Following incidents involving their trucks dropping concrete on streets and open places, Dubai Municipality, in a meeting with representatives of these companies, sought cooperation from the companies and underscored the significance of keeping the city clean.
Essa Al Maidour, assistant director general of Dubai Municipality for Planning and Building Affairs, said the meeting comes in the wake of several incidents in which ready-mix concrete were thrown on to streets and open places offering a sore sight and, in some cases, endangering motorists.
'We would like to put an end to this negative phenomenon. Drivers resort to such practices either due to sheer negligence or lack of awareness. Ready-mix companies have to make sure that they have systems in place to prevent this from happening,' said Al Maidour.
Khalid Mohammed Salih, director of buildings department at the municipality, said the problem arises when truck drivers clean or wash their vehicles outside the construction sites or open areas. This will cause concrete remnants to fall on roads and get dried up there, offering a sore sight and endangering public. There is another problem of oil leakage from such trucks too.
He said the representatives of companies who attended the meeting have pledged their commitment to abide by the municipal regulations in this regard. These included washing trucks within the construction sites or at the factory premises, prevention of dropping concrete on roads, public places or road corridors, cleaning tyres of trucks before entering roads so as not to tarnish the roads, placing plastic sheets under the trucks while the concrete is being poured on to the construction, placing soil inside the plastic sheet to absorb any oil leakage, and securing the open valves of concrete trucks to prevent accidental dropping of concrete.-TradeArabia News Service