The United Arab Emirates Ministry of Climate Change and Environment (MOCCAE) has awarded the contract for a landfill rehabilitation project in Umm Al Quwain to ETHPE Contracting.
The leading UAE-based company provides sustainable public works, hydraulics and environmental solutions for the construction sector.
ETHPE Contracting will rehabilitate the landfill serving Umm Al Quwain – the scope of work 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.
His Excellency Dr Al Zeyoudi said:
“Integrated waste management aligns with the Ministry’s mandate to implement sustainable waste management systems across the UAE. To achieve our target of treating 75 percent of all waste, we are prioritizing holistic upgrades that improve the capacity and efficiency of our existing waste management facilities.”
He added: “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.”