By Muath Freij – Sep 16,2015 –

MMAN – The Greater Amman Municipality (GAM) said on Wednesday it would expand its campaign to tidy the roofs of Amman’s buildings to include awareness-raising sessions at schools.

Raed Haddadin, director of the building control department at GAM, said the municipality will start the awareness campaign right after the Eid Al Adha holiday, which will start on Wednesday and wrap up on Sunday.

“Students make up 65 per cent of the total population of the Kingdom and they are one of the important segments that need to be targeted on this issue,” he told The Jordan Times over the phone on Wednesday.

The campaign, in its first phase, was launched in June when GAM officials paid field visits to houses they deemed in need of additional cleaning, and encouraged residents to clean them.

As part of those visits, GAM issued 300 warning notices to residents around Amman, and 80 per cent of the people who were warned cleaned their rooftops, officials reported.

When the campaign was launched in June, Haddadin said residents would be given until the end of the holy month of Ramadan to do the cleaning, after which GAM would “issue warnings against those who do not abide by the instructions”, before sending a team to clean the rooftop, with the owner covering the expenses.

The municipality official said GAM has also started conducting field visits to remove abandoned cars from the Suweileh area in the north of the capital.

In earlier remarks to The Jordan Times, Haddadin said the campaign also included clearing 300 abandoned cars from the industrial areas in Wadi Al Seer and Qweismeh.
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