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Kuwait Municipality signs contract for waste recycling project

The Kuwait Municipality recently inked a vital contract for the establishment of a solid waste recycling factory, aimed at repurposing waste as dry fuel for use by the Kuwait Cement Company. This initiative marks a significant step forward for the country, with a primary objective being environmental preservation.

Dr. Noura Al-Mashaan, Minister of Public Works and Minister of State for Municipal Affairs, expressed her pride in signing the contract, highlighting the importance of waste recycling for safeguarding Kuwait’s environment. She emphasized the urgent need to shift from conventional waste disposal methods, such as landfills, to more modern and sustainable approaches in line with global standards, reports Al-Jarida daily.

Al-Mashaan underlined the government’s commitment to eco-friendly projects, with plans underway to address electronic waste and used car tires. The project’s location in Mina Abdullah signifies a strategic move to reduce the environmental impact, conserve natural resources, and curb the excessive use of land for waste disposal.

Key objectives of the project include reducing the environmental burden, harnessing alternative energy sources, and improving the municipal solid waste management system. By treating a substantial portion of the state’s waste and minimizing reliance on fossil fuels, the project aligns with Kuwait’s strategy to achieve carbon neutrality and mitigate carbon emissions.

Mishal Al-Rashed, Executive Director of Kuwait Cement Company, hailed the contract as both an economic and environmental triumph for Kuwait. He underscored the collaboration between the public and private sectors in realizing such vital projects, highlighting the financial benefits for the state.

The project, spanning 20 years from its operational commencement, will occupy a vast area of 200,000 square meters in Mina Abdullah. With a capacity to process 3,600 tons of solid waste daily, it represents a significant step towards sustainable waste management in Kuwait.

Al-Rashed emphasized the extensive planning and technical expertise involved in the project’s development, positioning it as one of the largest waste recycling facilities globally and the largest in the Arab Gulf region. Through innovative technology and environmentally friendly solutions, the project aims to reduce waste accumulation, promote energy recovery, and establish a modern waste treatment infrastructure.

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