KUWAIT: The Municipal Council yesterday approved a proposal to ban smoking hookah in indoor areas of cafes and restaurants. The decision will now be referred to Minister of Municipal Affairs Fahd Al-Shoula for final approval. The council also approved another proposal to seek retirees’ services for preserving marine life and public parks. Moreover, it agreed to a plan to employ state-of-the-art methods and equipment for waste transport in cities and suburbs. The council turned down a request to allow contractors to use plots of land not larger than 500 sq m to erect temporary offices or warehouses throughout the country. – KUNA