Mon, 27 Jun 2022

ABU DHABI, 15th June, 2022 (WAM) -- Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre (Tadweer) has signed an agreement with Al Ain Municipality for enhancing cooperation and coordination in developing services for the transport, treatment, and proper disposal of slaughterhouse waste and fallen stock.

The agreement seeks to establish an ongoing partnership between the two parties, and exchanging expertise, resources, studies, and research that would help develop and improve the services for slaughterhouse waste treatment. It aims to enhance joint action in ensuring the safe and proper disposal of animal waste produced by municipal slaughterhouses, livestock markets, and fallen stock, with the goal of transforming this waste into an economic resource that serves the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, as well as providing a safe, healthy, and sustainable environment, and maintaining the public image of Abu Dhabi.

The agreement was signed by Dr. Salem Khalfan Al Kaabi, Director-General of Tadweer, and Ali Khalifa Al Qamzi, Director-General of Al Ain City Municipality, in the presence of senior officials from both sides.

Dr. Al Kaabi said, "Through our cooperation with Al Ain City Municipality, we look forward to developing the services for transporting the waste produced by Al Ain slaughterhouses and fallen stock and disposing of them properly, in accordance with the top criteria and practices. We also aim to raise awareness about the proper methods of disposing of waste, in order to ensure the health and safety of the society and limit the impact of improper disposal of fallen stock and waste produced by slaughterhouses and livestock markets," he added.

Under the terms of the agreement, the Centre will be responsible for collecting and transporting fallen stock and slaughterhouse waste in the Municipality of Al Ain City to the its treatment plants, where they will be treated and disposed of safely. The Centre will also apply hygiene, disinfection, and sterilisation procedures to slaughterhouse containers and livestock markets, providing annual data on waste and fallen stock received at the Centre's plants, and sharing the Centre's studies and research on dealing with animal waste. The Centre will also hold awareness workshops for those in charge of slaughterhouse and livestock markets to ensure their commitment to applying the best practices in this field and enrol them in E-Manifest system (Bolisaty) online system, which contributes to building an integrated waste database in Abu Dhabi.

Tadweer has an incinerator plant for fallen stock in Al Ain City, which receives waste collected at and transported from municipal slaughterhouses and livestock markets in the city. The incinerator has two lines with a capacity of 650 kg per hour each. The incineration process is carried out in two stages: the first at a temperature of 850 C, then at around 850-900 C to ensure that bacteria and the threat of contagious diseases are eliminated, ensuring a healthy environment for society.

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