19 booked for tampering with waterfront project


By Hussain Hazzazi

Okaz/Saudi Gazette

JEDDAH — The municipality has referred 19 people to the concerned security authorities seeking legal action against them for allegedly tampering with the Jeddah new waterfront project.

Makkah Emir Prince Khaled Al-Faisal opened the waterfront project on Wednesday and warned against tampering with it or misusing its utilities.

The violations were registered by 125 high-resolution cameras which also helped in returning about 150 missing people, mostly children, to their families.

Through its department of supervision and monitoring, the municipality is cooperating with the security forces to protect the waterfront project against any violations which, among others, include misusing its utilities, selling goods or peddling.

The municipality said the violations also include picking up roses, setting up kiosks to sell goods, smoking shisha or damaging the facilities.

The municipality has set up a special team to supervise and monitor the waterfront project. The team includes representatives from the municipality, the police and the Border Guards.

The municipality asked residents to immediately report anyone who is caught tampering with the project which extends over an area of nine km.

Opening the project, Prince Khaled Al-Faisal told Jeddah residents to keep it neat and clean and said I do not want people to misuse the project and to come later to ask: Who is responsible?