The UAE;s Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MoCCAE) has awarded a contract for a landfill rehabilitation project in Umm Al Qaiwain to ETHPE Contracting.
The UAE specialist in public works, hydraulics and environmental solutions for the construction sector has been instructed by MoCCAE to rehabilitate the landfill serving Umm Al Qaiwain, official news agency WAM has reported.
The contract was signed by Sultan Alwan Al Habsi, Assistant Under-Secretary for the Regions Sector at MOCCAE, and Abdul Baqi Talif, chairman of ETHPE Contracting, in the presence of Dr Thani bin Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, Minister of Climate Change and Environment.
ETHPE Contracting’s scope of works includes site preparation, dredging and filling, as well as building a drying bed for industrial wastewater and a landfill cell for hazardous solid waste.
The company must complete the project in two years and offer a one-year maintenance warranty under the terms of the contract.
“Integrated waste management aligns with the ministry’s mandate to implement sustainable waste management systems across the UAE,” said Dr Al Zeyoudi. “To achieve our target of treating 75 percent of all waste, we are prioritising holistic upgrades that improve the capacity and efficiency of our existing waste management facilities.
“Our landfills are under immense pressure to accommodate the growing amounts of waste generated due to the steady increase in population and industrial activity. Unless we address this issue, the waste management challenge will pose a significant risk to the environment and the community at large.”