Friday, May 12, 2006

Ajman, yes Ajman, leads the way.

Ajman puts halt to construction work after nine at night
By Bassma Al Jandaly, Staff Reporter
Ajman: His Highness Shaikh Humaid Bin Rashid Al Nuaimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Ajman, has ordered construction work to be stopped after 9pm, sources said.
Shaikh Humaid was responding to residents' complaints about construction work that is going on at night in different areas in Ajman
Many residents had complained to Ajman Municipality and Ajman Police that construction work in many buildings starts at 8pm and ends the next day at around 7am, making their life miserable and giving them sleepless nights.
Shaikh Humaid ordered on Wednesday that no construction work will be undertaken at night after 9pm because that affects public health negatively.
Ali Al Hamrani, Director General of Ajman Municipality, told Gulf News that the municipality has instructed all contractors to finish work at 8 or 9pm.
Hassan, a resident in Al Nuamia Area, told Gulf News that he had complained many times to the municipality but was told that the contractors obtain permission from the municipality to do work at night.
Umm Mohi Al Deen, who lives in Al Karama area, said that she had called police on many occasions at 2am and 3am complaining about the noise of the construction work near her building.

Some might say it wouldn't be a bad idea if Dubai followed Ajman's lead!


archer14 said...

Hmmm..considering the stock market plunge, this is the right time to implement this idea in Dubai. A real estate kaboom is in the offing....

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nzm said...

I'd second the motion to close the construction after 9pm in Dubai!!

It's the damn piledrivers that make the most noise and vibration.

urbanite82 said...

I am dealing with the same problem in my area of Dubai; constant hammering can drive some one literally insane! Ajman has got it right.

bob said...

I think it's better for work to be done at night. It means less suffering for the workers.

bandicoot said...

No problem doing construction at night as long as they fit machines with silencers and surround work sites with sound-absorbing walls!

Bugger said...

No work should be done at night.. We want to sleep.. Screw you bandicoot.. lol..