HH Sheikh Mohamed names DGs for Al Dhafra Municipality, Tadweer

HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan issues decisions to appoint directors-general for key entities in Abu Dhabi

HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Directors-general have been appointed for Al Dhafra Municipality and Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre (Tadweer), two highly important government organisations for the construction and real estate industries in Abu Dhabi, by HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and Chairman of Abu Dhabi Executive Council.

In line with the Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi's decision, Mohamed Ali Abdan Al Sheddi Al Mansouri has been appointed director-general of Al Dhafra Municipality.

Al Dhafra Muncipality is a government entity that operates independently with full legal capacity under the umbrella of the Department of Municipal Affairs in Abu Dhabi.

The municipality's services cover the Western Region in Abu Dhabi, including Sheikh Zayed city, Al Mirfa, Liwa, Al Sila, Ghayathi, and Delma.

HH Sheikh Mohamed also issued a decision appointing Dr Salem Khalfan Salem Abdullah Al Kaabi the director-general of Tadweer, according to a report by UAE state news agency, Wam.

Formed in 2008, Tadweer is a critical organisation for city and waste management services in the UAE capital, and is a particularly important stakeholder for the facilities management industry in Abu Dhabi. 

In May 2019, Tadweer rolled out the Aber Smart Gate access control system at Al Dhafra Landfill to automate access and fee collection from waste transporation vehicles using the facility.

The smart gate, which uses technologies such as number plate-recognition and interactive displays, is expected to save customers time and effort by reducing waiting times at the landfill's gates, as well as prevent human error.

Tadweer's launch of the smart gate followed its unveiling of the region's first battery solar system at Al Dhafra Landfill. 

Expected to reduce operation and maintenance costs compared to conventional power plants, the solar system's 150 kWh photovoltaic plant will help to avoid yearly the consumption of 138,000 litres of diesel and the emission of 117 tonnes of CO2, all of which is the equivalent of planting 13,000 trees, according to Wam.

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