Muscat: General Directorate of Muscat Municipality at Greater Muttrah held a ceremony to honor a number of shops, ranging from hotels, restaurants and cafes, to barber shops and beauty salons.
This was the Directorate's first time, in its endeavour to promote commercial activities related to health, while clarifying its current procedure to improve standards for the sake of the public’s well being.
This ceremony follows regular monitoring activities carried out by the Directorate, which are expected to continue for a full year. The shops are being checked regularly and will result in the classification of these establishments.
The General Directorate of Muscat Municipality at Greater Muttrah continues to recognise shops that abide by the laws and regulations of the Municipality. Meanhwile, it corrects those that do not follow health requirements. Of note, the Directorate has honoured more than 2,000 commercial establishments, such as hotels, restaurants, cafes, hairdressers and beauty salons, in the regions of Muscat and Muttrah.
At the end of the ceremony, the Director of the General Directorate, Dr Ibrahim Al Rahbi, handed out certificates to those shops that were recognised as complying with the Municipality's requirements to serve the public.
Muscat Municipality stresses that it will follow up on all activities related to the general health of the public, in order to advance standards for safety, especially regarding products and tools that are used to prepare meals. It will also serve as a breakthrough in assuring the cleanliness and etiquette of those working in these shops, by certifying the sources of products that are used while serving customers,as well asonitoring compliance with local rules and regulations.