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Dubai approves Dhs74.5bn Integrated Waste Management Strategy 2021-2041 – Gulf Business

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The private sector’s direct contribution to the strategy is expected to amount to Dhs70.5bn
On Thursday, at a meeting of the Dubai Executive Council, a new Integrated Waste Management Strategy 2021-2041, with a budget of Dhs74.5bn was approved.
The meeting held at the DP World Pavilion in Expo 2020 Dubai was chaired by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council.
Sheikh Hamdan approved the strategy which seeks to encourage innovation in waste management, recycling and energy conversion.
He noted that the private sector’s direct contribution to the integrated waste management strategy 2021-2041 budget amounts to Dhs70.5bn.
The strategy seeks to implement long-term projects over the next 20 years by providing practical solutions to environmental challenges in line with the environmental objectives outlined in the government’s agenda, according to a statement issued by Sheikh Hamdan.
We also approved the Integrated Strategy for Waste Management 2021-2041 with a budget of AED 74.5 billion with direct contribution of the private sector reaching AED70.5 billion. Our aim is to encourage innovation in waste management, recycling and energy conversion. pic.twitter.com/YZVhmau80J
— Hamdan bin Mohammed (@HamdanMohammed) January 27, 2022

Dubai is already constructing a $1.1bn facility that will burn garbage to generate power.
Also, Dulsco, an integrated solutions provider and the official waste management partner of Expo 2020 Dubai, has recently commissioned a new material recovery facility in Dubai. Located at Ras Al Khor, the new recycling processing plant has a capacity of 80,000 tonnes per year.
Read: Dulsco opens new material recovery facility in Dubai
Apart from passing the Integrated Waste Management Strategy on Thursday, the members noted that Dubai’s GDP growth rate reached 6.3 per cent, driven by a qualitative jump in the second quarter which recorded a growth of 17.8 per cent compared to the same period in 2020.
During the meeting, The Executive Council of Dubai also approved the 2022 agenda, which includes comprehensive development projects and initiatives that focus on diversifying sources of investment, increasing investments in technology, and focusing on the knowledge-based economy.
The agenda also focused on urban planning and infrastructure, which contributes to enhancing Dubai’s attractiveness as a tourism and investment destination.
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