MUSCAT – At its fourth meeting for the year, Municipal Council of Muscat Governorate reviewed regulations on the use of residential buildings for commercial purposes in Muscat Governorate, with the aim of supporting and creating a flexible environment for doing business. Headed by His Excellency Sayyid Saud bin Hilal Al Busaidi, Chairman of the Municipal Council, the meeting also endorsed the recommendations of the Legal Affairs Committee on regulating the work of street vendors, and the recommendations of the Health and Environmental Affairs Committee regarding the study referred by the Directorate General of Education in Muscat Governorate on the spread of electronic cigarettes in Muscat Governorate schools.
The meeting also reviewed the recommendations of the Governorate Development Committee regarding observations related to roads and their maintenance in the governorate, and followed up on the implementation of a number of projects and service proposals with the competent authorities. The review of regulation pertaining to residential buildings is dependent on the type of commercial activities that meet the actual needs of residential neighborhoods, and in accordance with the requirements regulated by the competent authorities, the Council stated. Earlier this month, the Municipal Council had confirmed its efforts to regulate the use of residential buildings for commercial purposes, in response to social media posts under the title ‘18th November Street, an ancient history that is about to disappear’.