GCC governments back waste summit
Dubai, April 27, 2010
Key government figures overseeing waste management in the UAE, Oman, Bahrain and Yemen will participate at an upcoming summit on waste management in Dubai.
The second edition of Middle East Waste Summit will take place at The Palladium in Dubai Media City May 18 to 20.
The Middle East Waste Summit (MEWS) has been developed by Dubai Municipality to open up a dialogue between governments and businesses in the region.
“Dubai creates more than 10,000 tonnes of general waste a day,” said Hassan Makki, director of waste management department, Dubai Municipality.
“Today many GCC countries rank higher than developed countries in terms of per capita waste generation,” he added.
“Sustainability must be at the heart of future development and through the Middle East Waste Summit we are bringing those responsible for policy, regulation and enforcement together with waste management companies, recycling experts and environmental organisations to discuss more efficient strategies.”
Conference sessions involving government representation will cover policy, regulation and enforcement; waste avoidance and resource management; waste to energy; and strategies for municipal waste and recycling.
“The waste summit has always been about creating a platform for the industry to debate the future of waste management and explore global best practice in front of those people who have the power to make decisions, change policy and look at enforcement methods,” said Chris Fountain, managing director of event organisers Turret Middle East.
“We are delighted to see so many government representatives on the programme and this is one of the reasons that we have moved the summit to The Palladium in Dubai Media City. This new venue gives us a purpose-built conference centre and plenty of modern exhibition space for our exhibitors,” he concluded. – TradeArabia News Service