Abu Dhabi's Tadweer contains damage caused by rain, floods

Almost 4,000 Tadweer workers cleared 339 water-logged areas, including 171 in Abu Dhabi, 118 in Al Ain, and 49 in Al Dhafra

Abu Dhabi's Tadweer contains damage caused by rain, floods [representative image]
Abu Dhabi's Tadweer contains damage caused by rain, floods [representative image]

The Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer) – which is responsible for all activities related to the development of waste management services in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, including the collection, transportation, treatment and disposal of waste in a safe, efficient and economical manner – has revealed details on its integrated plan to tackle the problems caused by rainfall.

The incessant rains between 9 January and 15 January led to floods and high water levels in several areas across the emirate, the entity stated.

Despite strong winds and a heavy downpour, the authority’s teams implemented contingency plans to the contain damage caused to streets, light poles, trees, and waste bins in the Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, and the Al Dhafra regions.

Approximately 4,000 Tadweer cleaners worked around the clock to clear waterlogging and clean areas affected by floods in Abu Dhabi, according to the state news agency, Wam.

The team cleared 339 water-logged areas across the emirate, including 171 small water bodies in Abu Dhabi, 118 in Al Ain, and 49 in the Al Dhafra region.

In order to restore the rain-affected areas to normal conditions, Tadweer dispatched 344 machines, which were used to transport almost 3,000 tons of green and bulky wastes, as well as to remove sand and debris from the streets.

Tadweer also revealed that roads in the emirates were swept, and preventive measures were put in place to protect public health.

Commenting on the Tadweer team’s successful initiatives, the general manager of the entity, Dr Salem Al Kaabi, said: “Their efforts have been crucial in returning the affected areas back to normality within a record time despite the severity of the storm, proving the reliability and efficiency of our emergency plans and programs in responding to similar conditions in future.”

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