ABU DHABI– Tadweer (The Center of Waste Management – Abu Dhabi) will receive a delegation from the Japan International Cooperation Agency, (JICA) an independent government agency that promotes international cooperation for the government of Japan. The meeting will take place on August 31 as part of a five-day official visit.
The visit follows a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed between Tadweer and JICA in early 2014. Under the MoU, the two organizations aim to share expertise and explore best practices and latest technologies in integrated waste management.
Headed by Ryutaro Yatsu, Senior Advisor, Ministry of the Environment of Japan, the visiting delegation will tour Tadweer’s waste management facilities including construction and demolition waste facility, engine oil recycling plant, tire and plastic recycling plant, fertilizer plant, the medical waste incinerator and dead animal incinerator.
The team from Tadweer will brief the delegation on its projects and top-notch technologies used in waste transportation, collection, processing and safe disposal based on globally accepted environment, health and safety standards.
During the meeting, the Public Health Pest Management Service in Tadweer will outline its efforts to develop an integrated and sustainable pest control system in Abu Dhabi, in line with the highest environmental and safety standards.
The discussions will explore and identify ways to support Tadweer’s pest control operation through the creation of laboratories that help classify pests and test the efficiency of pesticides. This will support Tadweer’s efforts to stem the proliferation of insects that can resist pesticides. Discussions on setting up an insect museum will also be conducted during the meeting.
The visit will also include a joint meeting focusing on Tadweer’s future projects in hazardous waste management and municipal solid waste management, especially public health pest management.
In early 2014, Tadweer signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with JICA to promote mutual cooperation in the development of technologies to treat hazardous wastes, installation of electronic tracking systems in waste containers to provide accurate data on the volume and type of wastes, the efficient management of waste dumpsters, and conversion of waste into energy. The MoU also mandates collaboration in capacity building in waste management towards developing the skills and competencies of Tadweer’s employees.
Tadweer is the key government entity responsible for all aspects of integrated waste management in Abu Dhabi including the development of systems as well as collection, maintenance, transportation, operation and processing of waste in a safe,efficient and economically viable manner. Using sustainable and integrated systems that comply with the best international standards, Tadweer seeks to align its core objectives to support the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030.