The Ministry of Municipality and Environment assigned more than 150 inspectors to conduct inspection visits and monitor campers violating the camping rules.
Camps being set after the deadline of the camping season will be removed forcibly. The violators of the camping rules will be transferred to security authorities and then to environmental prosecution.
“The ministry also make procedures easy for campers to remove their camps and take back the winter camping insurance amount of QR10,000, which will be refunded electronically after removing the camps,” said Saad Ibraheem Al Kaabi, General Coordinator for winter camping season.
Campers can go to any governmental services centre with the personnel ID of the camper, bank certificate and the camping board to get the money refunded. The camping season ended five days ago on April 15, and campers were asked to remove their camps from all sites.
“Only seven environmental violations were recorded in this season and it was successful than previous year,” Al Kaabi added.
“We appreciate the cooperation extended by campers to the ministry and their interest to maintain the environment clean. We also value other entities which contributed in making the camping season success,” Al Kaabi said.
It's worth to note that during this season the ministry introduces an initiative to plant five locally important trees such as Sidra, Al Ghaf, Al Gharat, and also more than 1,500 seedlings provided by the Public Parks Department have been distributed to campers.
The number of campers totalled 2,058 in more than 23 sites. A total of 128 campers were blacklisted during the last two winter seasons for violating rules, 43 campers last season and 85 in the previous season - and now all those are barred from obtaining licence.