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Qatar to jail litterers
01 February 2018
Strict new hygiene laws have taken effect in Qatar.
As of Thursday, February 1st, litterers in Qatar will face fines of up to QR10,000 (In the region of £2,000) and possible jail time.
The new law, which was first announced by the Emir of the gulf nation in October of last year, prohibits dumping, abandoning and waste disposal in all public places. The owners and occupants of buildings must maintain the cleanliness of their yards, corridors, rooftops, facades, parking spaces and adjacent sidewalks.
The government of the country is engaged in a major promotional campaign to raise awareness of the new law. This will involve adverts placed in public places and an extensive social media campaign.
The law is part of a larger plan called "Qatar National Vision 2030", launched in 2008 as part of a plan to transform Qatar into "an advanced society capable of achieving sustainable development."