24 July 2013: Growing population and infrastructural changes world over has given rise to the waste being accumulated. The waste aggregate in Middle East has increased over the years and per capita waste generation for the region is expected to boost up to 18 billion tons by the year 2020.
Abu Dhabi based marine contracting company Khamis Al Rumaithy (Kare), is planning to come up with a deepwater ship recycling facility. An article featured in Waste Management World stated that the company is looking for a plant to facilitate the recycling of tankers, carriers and ships. Bob Hawke, Kare's Managing Director mentioned that having a ship recylcing capacity in Abu Dhabi would serve as an excellent commercial prospect for the region. The project will totally comply to the environmental rules set up by the European Union and the United Nations International Maritime Organization.
In line to the initiatives taken by various companies, Fleming Gulf Conferences will be organizing the 4th edition of its Waste Management Middle East conference on 11-12 November 2013 in Dubai, UAE. The summit will bring together waste management professionals from world over to analyse the current scenario in the waste industry and devise new solutions to effectively reduce and reuse the waste. The forum is being supported by the Dubai Municipality. Dubai Municipality over the years has been active effectively managing and eradicating waste. It recently launched its secondary level of electro-hydraulic underground waste container project, an initiative to collect waste in underground containers. Abdul Majeed Saifaee, Director of the Waste Management Department, said the department hopes to solve the entire waste related issues in the next few years. This was mentioned in an atricle on Gulf News.
Key and eminent speakers at the summit will be representing organizations like Dubai Municipality, Ministry of environment- Oman, United Nations Environment Programme, University of Dammam, Keppel Integrated engineering, GE Power Conversion and Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority to name a few. The speakers will presenting on topics like concurrent waste management challenges in Middle East, developing an effective bio-medical waste management policy, hazardous waste management in Abu Dhabi, dealing with construction & demolition waste, waste sector policy & regulatory framework in Abu Dhabi and biological waste & safety in micro lab among others. Ahmed Zedjali, Head of Environment - Ministry of Environment; Oman and Eng. Abdulmajeed Saifee, Director of Waste Management Department - Dubai Municipality; UAE will head the panel on day one on effective waste & resource management – today & beyond.
Effectively handling waste has become the prime need of the hour to curb poisoning, injuries and infections. Fleming Gulf through its annual editions of Waste Management Forums has strived to bring experts together and develop new ways to manage waste. With patronage from Ministry of Environment & Water, U.A.E for its previous edition the summit was a huge success with companies showcasing their technologies and learning more on aligning their operations with other industry players. 2nd International Conference for Waste Management Muscat 2013 which was recently held in Oman with the support of Muscat Municipality, garnered a very good response seeing delegates and companies representing companies from in and around Middle East.
His Excellency Ahmed Bin Abdullah Bin Mohammed Al Shihi, Minister of Ministry of Regional Municipalities & Water Resources inaugurated the exhibition and conference.
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