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Posted On: 30 September 2019 11:09 pm
Updated On: 12 November 2020 02:05 pm

Al Baladiya to place recycling bins and collecting trucks in Qatar

Leena Chung
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The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) today launched the first phase of an integrated waste sorting and recycling program in Qatar. The program is implemented in four phases until 2022.

H.E. Minister of Municipality and Environment Eng. Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaie was briefed on the progress of the program, its objectives, stages and implementation mechanism during a visit to vehicles and containers used for sorting waste.

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On this occasion, the Assistant Undersecretary for General Services Affairs at the Ministry of Municipality and Environment Safar Mubarak Al Shafi stressed that the implementation of the program of sorting and recycling waste comes within the framework of the great attention paid by the Ministry to develop its services in order to preserve the environment and achieve sustainable development, and in implementation of the Ministry's sustainable strategic plan.

He said that the program aims to reduce the amount of waste and maintain the integrity of the environment and to benefit economically from recycling waste and achieve sustainable development and support the private sector and contribute to the realization of Qatar Vision 2030.

recycling bins in qatar

He explained that the program includes four stages from 2019 to 2022. The first phase, which started today, includes 581 schools, where 1624 new containers were distributed in cooperation and coordination with specialists in the Ministry of Education and Higher Education, as well as covering health centers, hospitals, banks and financial institutions.

The second phase, which will start next year, covers government agencies, commercial complexes, malls, universities, Karwa bus stops, hotels and parks, the third phase will start in 2021 in the Corniche area and the city of Doha, where an electronic service will be launched to collect recyclable materials from all houses in the country, he added.

Al Shafi said that the fourth phase will start in 2022 and includes all the facilities, buildings, and stadiums of the World Cup to be hosted by Qatar, pointing out that this program will be supportive of the state's plans to produce a world-friendly tournament.

Al Shafi affirmed the ministry's commitment to the environment, preservation and reduction of environmental damage, stressing that the program of sorting and recycling waste, contributes to the conservation of natural resources and support the private sector companies.

Al Shafi added that the success of the program was directly linked to public cooperation and there would be accompanying awareness programs.

About Qatar National Vision 2030

Qatar’s National Vision aims that – by 2030 – Qatar becomes an advanced society capable of sustaining its development and providing a high standard of living for its people. Qatar’s National Vision defines the long-term goals for the country and provides a framework in which national strategies and implementation plans can be developed.

The National Vision addresses five major challenges facing Qatar:

  • Modernisation and preservation of traditions
  • The needs of the current generation and of future generations
  • Managed growth and uncontrolled expansion
  • The size and quality of the expatriate labour force and the selected path of development
  • Economic growth, social development, and environmental management

The National Vision foresees development through four interconnected pillars:

Qatar National Vision 2030

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Source: Al Baladiya & Government Communications Office