Khalid al Rahbi, director of urban inspection division of Muscat Municipality in Bausher, stated that the municipality has been entitled to locate a appropriate mechanism that would regulate markets and supervise them on a normal basis. The inspection departments as a result make periodic visits to all stations to monitor that the well being requirements are adhered to and that unlicensed activities are not practised.
Despite inspections mobile vendors nonetheless exist. Usually, meals supplied by mobile vendors is not protected for human consumption as it is usually exposed to direct sunlight, dust and carbon emissions from autos. Vendors do not comply to well being specifications when dealing with meals, stated Rahbi.
Rahbi added, “Since, the phenomenon of mobile vending has spread noticeably in Muscat governorate, it was necessary for the municipality to regulate such activities in collaboration with other competent bodies like the Ministry of Commerce and Industry. Joint meetings have been conducted to discuss this practice and to find appropriate sites and approvals for mobile vendors to operate. Specifications of such work and necessary requirements for the cart or vehicles to be used have been made.”
Information Source: Muscat Daily