EIN News Dubai Municipality presents the first Middle East Waste Summit 2009
Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 22nd, 2008 – Dubai Municipality announced at a press conference held at their premises on June 22nd, the inauguration for the first major Summit to tackle the issues of waste management and recycling in the Middle.
Held in association with the UNEP and under the patronage of HH Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashed Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, Minister of Finance and Industry and Chairman of Dubai Municipality, the Middle East Waste Summit 2009 (MEWS) will be held at Dubai Airport Expo Centre from the 17th to the 19th of March 2009.
With the massive development activities taking place in the region coupled with the ever growing population, Waste Management is more than ever becoming a vital concern amongst corporations, individuals and the environment we live in. Organised by Turret Middle East, MEWS 09 is set to be the largest and most comprehensive Waste Management and Recycling event in the Middle East, with over 6,000 expected attendees.
Moreover, top industry leaders representing government/municipalities, industry projects, academia, private organisations and waste generators from all industries will address current topics and challenges relevant to waste collection, transport and treatment; material recycling and reuse; waste to energy; and hazardous and medical waste solutions.
Currently, GCC countries rank in the top 10 of world waste producers with 120 million tons of waste per year, with the figure expected to reach 350,000 million tons by 2014. With the full support of the Dubai Municipality Department of Waste, Dubai will be taking the lead in addressing the need for developing Waste Management and Recycling solutions in the region.
“We always believe in the strategic partnership with the private sector in specialised fields; mainly as it promotes interaction between established companies and the government sector in the field of waste management both locally and regionally.” Engineer Abdulla Al Rafea, Asst. Director General For Health and Environmental Services Sector
Richard Hease Chairman of Turret Middle East Said: “The Middle East Waste Summit is a key exhibition in the environment calendar. The conference will provide a unique opportunity to explore the future of Waste Management and Recycling including waste to energy in the Middle East.”
The Middle East Waste Summit will call on the international community to respond to their responsibilities and the growing requirement of waste management and emphasise the importance of protecting the environment for future generations.
ABOUT TURRET MIDDLE EAST
Turret Middle East is a leading organiser of conferences and exhibitions in the MENA region and a foundation partner of the Abu Dhabi National Exhibitions Company. The company organises some of the region’s biggest events ranging from trade exhibitions such as ADIHEX, World Future Energy Summit, and IDEX to consumer shows such as the International Fine Art and Antiques Fair and Taste of Dubai, a gourmet food event. This month, Turret Middle East won two prestigious awards for Best Middle East Congress for the World Future Energy Summit; and Best Festival in the Middle East for Taste of Dubai.
ABOUT DUBAI MUNICIPALITY
The Middle East Waste Summit is under the patronage and has the full support of the Dubai Municipality. With the vision of the Dubai Municipality to “create an excellent city that provides the essence of success and comfort of living” the city of Dubai plays a fundamental role in leading the region towards embracing efficient waste management and recycling initiatives.
Dubai Municipality (DM) has the vision of “creating an excellent city that provides the essence of success and comfort of living.” DM is one of the largest establishments in Dubai in terms of the number of people it employs, the volume of services it provides to the public and the projects it carries out. Dubai Municipality is the major driving force behind the development process of Dubai city as a whole and has already delivered a year ahead of schedule on its promise to migrate 90% of its services into eServices.
Dubai Municipality has kept up its steady growth since its inception and now has more than 15,000 staff working in 32 organizational units. Dubai Municipality was the proud winner of the 2006 Public Services Award from the United Nations. It has also won many regional awards including Arab eContent 2005 Award.
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