Government attendees confirmed for MEWS

The event will open up a dialogue between businesses in the region

Dubai creates more than 10,000 tonnes of general waste a day.
Dubai creates more than 10,000 tonnes of general waste a day.

Government figures overseeing waste management in the UAE, Oman, Bahrain and Yemen have confirmed that they will speak at the upcoming Middle East Waste Summit.

The event, which will be held in Dubai Media City, has been developed by Dubai Municipality to open up a dialogue between governments and businesses in the region.

Leading the debate will be representatives from government and municipalities including Fadhel Abbas Yousif, head of Waste Control, Bahrain Ministry of Municipalities and Agriculture; Ahmed Juma Al-Zedjali, head of Waste Management Section, Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs, Oman; and Yaser Kayed, Head of Environmental Protection, Ajman Municipality.

“I look forward to welcoming our counterparts from other Municipalities in the region. I am confident that MEWS 2010 will bring us all more success as we endeavour to find the most suitable solutions to the environmental problems we are facing in our cities,” said Dubai Municipality director of Waste Management Department Hassan Makki.

“Dubai creates more than 10,000 tonnes of general waste a day. Today many GCC countries rank higher than developed countries in terms of per capita waste generation. Sustainability must be at the heart of future development and through the Middle East Waste Summit we are bringing those responsible for policy, regulation and enforcement together with recycling experts and environmental organisations to discuss more efficient strategies.”

Conference sessions involving government representation will be held at the event and will cover policy, regulation and enforcement.

The summit will be held from May 18 to 20.


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