Violators of the new communal hygiene regulations face heavy fines

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Text: Editorial Cuba Noticias 360

The Havana government approved a set of measures to comply with regulations for decorum, hygiene and communal services in the capital, including sanctions for citizens who violate communal hygiene regulations.

For this reason, it was decided to cancel Resolution 87 of 2022 and approve Resolution 190 of 2023, “taking into account the current economic situation in the country, taking into account the need to mobilize people’s consciousness to take care of the health of the people and the beauty and hygiene of the capital,” according to a note from the state portal Cubasi.

These new measures are aimed at those who in any way affect collective deposits intended for the collection of household waste. Those who fail to comply will be fined between 2,500 and 3,000 CUP, in addition to the obligation to compensate for damages.

On the other hand, those who throw waste outside the bins will be fined between 2,500 and 3,000 CUP. .

Among other measures, fines of 3,500 to 4,000 CUP will be imposed on those who throw household waste, garbage, wood, metals or other inappropriate materials such as industrial, commercial, food and food waste into the deposit for collection. Food services.

According to information, other collection systems have been established after contracting the service with the municipal utility company or the provincial communal health agency.

The remaining violations and the amount of fines are contemplated in the scratches of the first resolution of the new regulation approved by the governor of Havana and will take effect from September 20.

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For its compliance, Provincial Inspection Directorate, Municipal Inspection Directorates, PNR, Bodies and Committees of Inspectors of Hydraulic Resources, Electricity Company, Health and Epidemiology and other authorized organizations were empowered to supervise and act as a result. Municipal Administrative Councils.

Resolution 190 of 2023 states that in appeals against disagreements over fines imposed, “they shall be the sole authority for resolution by the Legal Control Commission of each imposing body or its respective Municipal Executive Council.”

Contact channels are also available to make requests for solid waste collection services, contract or other information. For this purpose, Provincial Health Institute Commercial Sub Directorate has telephone number 7 2620580 and command post 7 2601440. Likewise, those interested can contact the municipal utility company of each municipality.

In recent months, many residents in Havana have denounced the dangerous conditions they experience in garbage collection. The images show the corners of the capital, not only in remote areas or in areas that have been plagued by this evil for years, such as Old Havana or Central Havana, but also in the city’s main arteries.

According to publications on social networks, some residents of the affected areas even considered whether it is necessary to privatize garbage collection, for it to be carried out properly, “it has not been collected in many places in the capital for a month.”

Now with the new measures, it is expected that this situation will improve or at least, fines will be imposed for violations. However, they persist in the idea of ​​working with the government to improve waste disposal and collection sites and not just pay non-compliant people.

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