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Al-Oteibi criticizes response on ‘harmful effect’ of Telecom Towers
June 18, 2015, 9:18 am

Head of Municipal Council Investigation Committee Osama Al-Oteibi has criticized the response of Health Ministry and the Ministry of Communications regarding the harmful effect of telecommunication towers, reports Al-Seyassah daily.

In a press statement, Al-Oteibi said the committee had asked the ministries to provide results of the study conducted on the harmful effect of telecommunications towers, stressing the importance of complying with the standards and regulations set for installing telecommunications towers.

He noted the committee and head of Telecommunications Authority had unanimously agreed on the regulations, and the authority is still preparing the executive bylaws which will be enforced within three months. He disclosed the authority will be managing the establishment of any telecommunication tower and issuance of licenses for that purpose, indicating the committee has since requested Ministry of Communications to present bylaws for approval of telecommunication towers.

He wondered why neither Kuwait Municipality nor the Municipal Council received a copy of bylaws issued by the Ministry of Communications, although the committee has always stressed the need to bolster coordination among the various government systems for public interest. 

Meanwhile, Al-Oteibi proposed the allocation of plots to establish petrol stations in the areas between Arabian Gulf Street and Al-Shuhada Street, given that only one small petrol station serves the areas in question. 

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