Bee’ah’s efforts in integrated waste management complement Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 goals for sustainable development
Sharjah-based waste management company, Bee’ah has announced that it has commenced operation in Saudi Arabia after securing a contract from Madinah Regional Municipality to provide services for Madinah city.
HE Eng. Fahad Al-Buliheshi, Mayor of Madinah Regional Municipality introduced and explained Bee’ah’s activities under the three contracts for waste management services in Madinah’s North, West, and East regions. These contracts were signed in August and highlighted the scope of services.
According to a statement from Bee’ah, scope of services includes providing solid waste collection and transport services along with disinfection and sanitisation of 40,685 waste bins. Operations were started this month with the utilisation of over 3,000 workers and 488 pieces of heavy equipment and fleet of vehicles including waste collection units, street sweepers and disposal trucks, Bee’ah stated. It will also conduct training sessions, workshops, and awareness campaigns for the public to encourage community recycling efforts, the company added.
HE Salim Bin Mohammed Al Owais, group chairman at Bee’ah, said: “Bee’ah has established itself as the Middle East’s leading waste management and environmental services company, and our reputation has led to Bee’ah’s rapid expansion across the UAE, Egypt and now in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.”
“It is an immense honour to be selected as the waste management partner for Al-Madinah Al-Munawarrah and help Madinah Regional Municipality achieve its zero-waste targets through world-class operations and best practices,” he added.
Bee’ah’s statement also said that it will deploy its end-to-end waste management solutions in the Kingdom based on the twin pillars of sustainability and digitalisation. The goal is to provide a comprehensive roadmap for waste services, helping transform Madinah into a sustainable city of the future, it added.
Meanwhile, HE Khaled Al Huraimel, group CEO of Bee’ah, said: “Bee’ah’s mandate has always been to raise a more sustainable quality of life for the communities that we serve, and this is backed by a commitment to excellence. Bee’ah stands ready to support Madinah Regional Municipality to drive a more sustainable quality of life for its citizens and residents.”
“At our launch, we showcased the superior capabilities of our fleet and workforce to serve the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the communities of Al-Madinah Al Munawarrah, commemorating the start of our operations in this historic city.”
Bee’ah said that the partnership with Madinah Regional Municipality to work towards a sustainable future for the city comes as it closes in on its zero-waste objective in the UAE. It also added that it has achieved the Middle East’s highest waste diversion rate of 76% in Sharjah, and is now building the UAE’s first waste-to-energy plant in a joint venture partnership with Masdar.
Once completed in 2021, Sharjah will reach 100% waste diversion from landfills to become the first zero-waste-to-landfill city in the Middle East