Saudi Arabia’s Asir Municipality has removed encroachments covering a total area of more than 225,000m2 on government lands during the past week.
Commenting on the initiative, the governor of the Asir region, Dr Walid Al-Hamidi, said that violators have attempted to establish facilities across nine sites in the Asir region, without any legal attachments or statutory licenses.
Al-Hamidi emphasised that those violating the laws will be dealt with firmly, in accordance with the regulations, and in cooperation with the relevant government agencies, according to the state-run Saudi Press Agency.
He said that in such instances the government Secretariat would enforce rules against trespassers. The municipality intends to continue its removal and control campaign on all sites in the Asir region.
Al-Hamidi concluded that procedures have been set in place to deal with those encroaching and constructing on government lands.