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Tadweer launches marine waste vessel in Al Dhafra

ABU DHABI, November 23, 2020

Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer) has launched a marine waste vessel in Al Dhafra Region of Abu Dhabi as part of the Center’s continued efforts to enhance the collection, transportation and treatment of solid waste.

The facility will be used to transfer different types of solid waste from Dalma Island in Al Dhafra Region to Ruwais landfill on a regular basis.

The first of its kind facility in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi articulates Tadweer’s continued efforts to protect the environment and ensure the public health and safety in line with the highest international standards.

Compared to traditional methods, the vessel can accommodate large-sized waste containers, doubling the Center’s capacity to transfer huge amounts of waste from different areas of the island.

The 79-ton vessel is approximately 26 meters long, and is operated under the supervision of a permeant crew comprising 6 members including two captains, a mechanic, an electrician and two assistants.

The vessel will operate 6 times per week, carrying a total 200 tons of waste in a highly professional and environmentally friendly manner.

Dr Salem Al Kaabi, Director General of Tadweer, said: “The opening of our first marine waste vessel comes as part of Tadweer’s continued efforts to develop an integrated waste management system to address the challenges posed by the increasing amounts of waste. Such efforts contribute to achieving Abu Dhabi government’s objective of promoting environment sustainability and minimizing the adverse effects of pollution on the environment.”

Al Kaabi added: “We launched this facility in response to the directives of our wise leadership to provide the highest standards of waste management services in Dalma Island to ensure its aesthetic appeal as a destination that boasts many tourist attractions and natural treasures.”

Tadweer is the key government entity responsible for all activities related to the development of waste management services in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, including the collection, transportation, treatment and disposal of waste in a safe, efficient and economical manner.

The Center is also tasked with carrying out pest control, educating communities about the significance of protecting the environment, and encouraging them to adopt sound environmental habits to drive sustainable development. – TradeArabia News Service


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