The Ministry of Interior to organize work of mobile food trucks in residential areas.
08 January 2023, 12:00 AM
31 January 2023, 12:00 AM
Kuwait Ministry of Interior has called for the issuance of a decision to determine and regulate the working times of mobile food trucks in residential areas, and not to allow these mobile food trucks to be left on the streets overnight, reports Al-Qabas daily.
The Undersecretary of the Ministry of Interior, Lieutenant General Anwar Al-Barjas, said in a letter addressed to the Kuwait Municipality, that the proliferation of mobile food trucks selling snacks and beverages along the waterfronts, and tourist spots is a source of inconvenience and irresponsible behavior, and a kind of harassment for families particularly beach-goers and those visiting waterfronts for leisure, more so, because some of them are known to sell forbidden items such as drugs and intoxicants.
Al-Barjas referred to the letter of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, issued on Nov 14, 2022, on the issue of mobile vehicles and not approving the issuance of any permits for activities related to food trucks.
It is noteworthy that the letter of the Ministry of Commerce addressed to the Ministry of Interior stated that the administrative decision, dated March 4, 2021, was issued to stop issuing licenses for food trucks until further notice, and the valid licenses were granted based on the approval of the Municipal Council.