DM urges safe transportation and disposal of hazardous and medical wastes

Dubai Municipality, DM, has urged companies working in the field of production and transportation of hazardous and medical waste to take extra care in the safe disposal of the waste.

Abdulmajeed Sifai, Director of the Waste Management Department, said that DM endeavours to achieve environmental sustainability and support all environmental policy focuses included in the UAE Vision 2021, launched by Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, aimed at raising the quality of life in the country by building a diversified economy that preserves the environment and achieves sustainable development.

He was speaking at a customer forum of the companies working in the field of transportation and production of hazardous and medical waste at the Falcon Heritage and Sports Centre. The forum, aimed at creating excellent environmental partnerships with the private sector and providing quality services that satisfy the aspirations of all customers, was attended by more than 100 representatives of these companies.

Sifai said that the forum was a real platform and a direct window to broaden the horizons of serious dialogue and face-to-face interaction with customers to hear their constructive comments and identify their needs closely in order to reach the highest levels of public satisfaction by providing the best services in accordance with internationally recognised standards.

The forum included presentations by the hazardous waste treatment engineers on the requirements for the transfer of medical and hazardous waste and the best way to apply for disposal services.

There were also presentations on the development projects of the hazardous and medical waste treatment complex in Jebel Ali, and the requirements of applying the highest standards of occupational health and safety.