ABU DHABI, june 30th, 2021 (WAM) — Abu Dhabi Waste Management Centre (Tadweer) has registered remarkable achievements in 2020 regardless of the unprecedented challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic to its operations.
Tadweer’s achievements covered the entire spectral range of its operational sectors, including pest control, waste transportation and collection, facilities and projects management, and environmental education and awareness. In parallel, the centre made a substantial contribution to the national disinfection programme throughout its run.
The inspection and monitoring teams of the Pest Control Projects Department at Tadweer stepped up efforts to contain mosquito and fly proliferation across Abu Dhabi Emirate.
The centre in addition has implemented a mosquito control programme that incorporates the most recent practices to effectively control pests and make sure that their breeding rates remain under permissible levels.
Through the effective usage of insect traps in the control and monitoring operations, a complete of 2,073,453 mosquitoes, 404,377 large insects, and 2,942,621 small insects were monitored.
Tadweer also undertook various measures to get rid of mosquito breeding sites in a variety of parts of Abu Dhabi through constantly surveying and monitoring potential breeding sites in farms and construction and residential project sites.
In addition, it collaborated with Abu Dhabi AIRPORT TERMINAL to monitor breeding sites of mosquitoes that transmit diseases and completed several awareness programmes through various print, visual, audio, and social media marketing platforms.
In 2020, Tadweer eliminated 60% of the pest habitats in a variety of parts of the emirate and reduced the usage of pesticides by 20% in comparison to 2019 owing to the usage of smart traps.
Furthermore, the proliferation of rodents in residential areas was reduced from 3.3% in 2019 to 2.2% in 2020. Likewise, the infestation of American cockroaches decreased to at least one 1.9% in 2020 from 2% in the last year, while rodent infestation in farms saw a sharp decline from 14.6% in 2019 to 3.8% in 2020.
Tadweer also ran 10 public awareness programmes this past year to highlight the risks connected with pest infestations and methods to prevent them. In addition, it ensured the compliance of 88% of developers using its waste management and pest control circular.
The pest control teams at Tadweer operate in a variety of geographical sectors across Abu Dhabi including Abu Dhabi Island (east and west), Abu Dhabi City, Yas Island, Al Ain City (the northern and southern regions), and Al Dhafra Region.
The centre received 74,484 pest control requests from the general public and detected 5,303,205 infested sites.
Along with seven operational contracts, Year contracts worth AED2 tadweer awarded last. 4 billion to handle waste transportation and collection services in a complete area covering 67,340 km. It deployed a team comprising 66 inspectors and 7 also,600 workers built with 1,445 vehicles and 162,000 bins.
Last, Tadweer unloaded containers carrying municipal solid waste 4,212,000 times posting the average annual increase of 3.2%. The centre handled 88, month using 162 220 a great deal of waste every,000 containers, 215 equipment and an 805-strong workforce.
Tadweer also collected 6,year 820 a great deal of bulky waste from the Abu Dhabi region last, representing a noticeable change of 25.3%. This included 3,960 a great deal of bulky waste from the Abu Dhabi region, 2,410 tons from Al Ain region, and 450 tons from Al Dhafra region.
Meanwhile, the common annual quantity of the green waste transported and collected from over the emirate in 2020 stood at 8,925 tons, representing an annual change of 25.25%. This consists of 2,070 tons from the Abu Dhabi region, 2,125 tons from Al Ain region, and 4,740 tons from Al Dhafra region.
These achievements articulate Tadweer’s efforts to build up a sophisticated waste management infrastructure to attract investments through opening three new facilities to take care of medical and hazardous waste.
The centre launched a fresh facility for the treating fallen stock in Abu Dhabi city based on the highest international and local standards. The facility is aligned with Abu Dhabi’s objective of ensuring the safe and proper disposal of most types of waste.
The centre also accorded high importance to the implementation of strategic projects in Al Dhafra region. It opened a demolition and construction waste recycling facility in Ghayathi and commenced the operation of a tire recycling facility at Madinat Zayed and Ghayathi landfills.
Within its reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic, Tadweer deployed three mobile facilities in an archive time. Operated and installed within 48 hours, these facilities supported the main element COVID-19 screening and quarantine centres in Abu Dhabi in the safe disposal of medical and hazardous waste.
The centre also obtained approval for 4 organic fertiliser products from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change and create a new solar technology unit at Al Dhafra plant.
The department would be to launch two of its most significant strategic projects within the next few months, like the Waste-to-Energy (WTE) project and the MRF & RDF project.
The Licensing, Customer and tariff Service Department at Tadweer continued its achievement in 2020. Notable among them will be the integration of its services with the digital identity, integration with the Unified Services Platform (TAMM) and imposition of administrative penalties in case there is repeated violations.
The department developed an initiative to classify companies providing environmental service also, and an initiative to build up a fresh waste reduction system.
In 2020, the centre hosted and participated in 110 awareness events and campaigns across Abu Dhabi’s three regions nearly, and supported several sub-campaigns in schools actively, public and private organisations, and commercial areas. This allowed Tadweer to transport its message to over 254,430 folks from various segments of society including residents and Emiratis from various nationalities.
As an integral priority in Tadweer’s reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic, the surroundings, Safe practices Department at the centre adopted a thorough plan to develop a safe environment for several workers within the Waste Sector during its’ normal operations, emergencies and the existing crisis, and developed programmes that ensured the ongoing safe practices of most workers contracted with Tadweer.
The department delivered meaningful KPIs with regards to operational and strategic objectives for the surroundings, health, business and safety continuity. Between your fourth and first quarters of 2020, the department achieved 90% of its overall KPI targets.
With regards to business continuity, the department redeveloped its business continuity system based on the international and national standards, achieving 81% compliance by end of 2020, up from 41% in 2019.
Since the COVID-19 outbreak began, Tadweer’s field and administrative teams worked night and day to make sure optimal results from the centre’s participation in the programme, while protecting the ongoing safe practices of the Abu Dhabi community from all undesireable effects of the pandemic.
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To, the centre deployed a 972 strong task force of disinfection specialists, engineers, supervisors, technicians, cleaners and administrative staff. Day doing work for ten hours a, the united team completed a complete of 1. november 8 million hours over 227 days till 8th, 2020.
Falah Mohamed Al Ahbabi, Chairman of Tadweer, said, “We have been pleased with the achievements Tadweer accomplished within the last year through adopting a well-rounded technique to fulfil its objectives of supporting Abu Dhabi’s sustainable development.
“Tadweer’s efforts and initiatives are aligned with Abu Dhabi Government’s priority to boost the grade of life in both urban and rural areas and preserve the Emirate’s environment for the existing and future generations in collaboration using its strategic partners.
Dr. Salem Al Kaabi, Director-General of Tadweer, said: “The achievements Tadweer made within the last year can be related to the centre’s strategic vision to build up a built-in system to effectively manage various kinds of waste.”
“In waste projects and facilities management, our key achievements are the opening of the friendly waste treatment complex named ‘Eco Park’ environmentally, the launch of new hazardous and medical waste treatment facilities in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra, and finalising the look of Al Dhafra landfill road and main gate. We also completed the analysis and tender document preparation for the resource recovery and the waste to fuel facilities and incorporated quality requirements in new contracts.”