Eng. Abdulmajeed Saifaie, Director of Waste Management Department at Dubai Municipality, said that neglected vehicles disrupt traffic and distort the general appearance of the city, explaining the importance of community awareness in this regard. “Therefore, the aim of this campaign is to raise the level of community awareness on the damages done by neglected vehicles, and promote the values of social responsibility and cooperation with the departments anauthorities in the public and private sectors on maintaining the sustainability of the public appearance and beauty of public utilities ,” he said.
The campaign will run until the first of October and will include many activities, including the organisation of awareness exhibitions in cooperation with the Roads and Transport Authority in the vehicle registration centres (Tasjeel Centres) in Al Qusais, Al Awir, Warsan, and Al Wasl centres in Al Jaddaf and Nadd Al Hamr.
Awareness messages will also be disseminated via electronic screens at the vehicle inspection centres in the emirate, official newspapers and e-mails to all Dubai Government employees.Also, awareness-raising visits will be organized for officials and workers of industrial workshops and garages in a number of areas such as Umm Ramool, Al Qusais, Jebel Ali and Port Saeed.The process of removing abandoned vehicles will start by issuing a warning in the form of a sticker to be placed on the neglected vehicle for 15 days. In case of no response from the owner, the vehicle will be transferred to the Municipality’s scrap yard, and later it will be sold by auction after six months if the owner does not recover it. It should be noted that a total of about 2,400 neglected vehicles have been removed since the beginning of 2019.