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Fines for hanging laundry on balconies
Abdullah Al-Kandari, a member of the Municipal Council, revealed last week that those who hang laundry from their balconies will be fined.

A new campaign will be undertaken by the Municipality starting this month, specifically targeting single men.

The Municipality’s aim to improve the look of Kuwait’s residential areas and to reduce unsightly hanging laundry in balconies and windows, “especially in some areas which are considered tourist areas frequented by visitors to Kuwait, especially in Kuwait City and Salmiya,” Al-Kandri added.

But bachelors living in Kuwait are unhappy with the decision.

“At first when I read it, I thought it was a joke. Then I saw it in the newspaper and knew it was for real. But I think this law is mostly for the buildings on the main streets,” said 32 year old Raed Zarour, a marketing manager from Jordan who has lived in an apartment in Salmiya for the last five years.

“Who will be fined? The owner of the clothes or the one who washed it and hung it out to dry? Maybe someone will say the clothes aren’t his or maybe they will look around for the clothes’ owner like the slippers in Cinderella. The one the clothes fit, he will pay the fine,” joked Saleh Majdi, a 41 year old Egyptian who shares his flat with two friends.

Source: Kuwait Times


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