- Center completes 1.8 million hours of disinfection work in 227 days
- Deploys 972-strong task force to ensure efficient sanitization of targeted areas
- Operations cover distance of 485,000 kilometers
Abu Dhabi, UAE: Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer) today highlighted the significant contribution of its dedicated team during and after the national disinfection program in Abu Dhabi. Ever since the Covid-19 outbreak began, Tadweer teams have carried out an intensive disinfection drive for the public areas to prevent the spread of the pandemic in the emirate and support Abu Dhabi Government’s continued efforts to protect public health and safety in the emirate.
To support those efforts, the Center put in place an effective action plan that covered targeted areas across the Emirate. It deployed a 972 strong task force of disinfection specialists, engineers, supervisors, technicians, cleaners and administrative staff. Working for ten hours a day, the team completed a total of 1.8 million hours over the course of 227 days till 8 November, 2020.
As part of the drive, Tadweer teams cleaned and sanitized 229 areas and neighborhoods across the three regions of Abu Dhabi using the latest equipment, technologies, and disinfectants. The team used 2.08 million liters of disinfectants, an average of 12,000 liters per day, that are approved by relevant domestic and international authorities and safe for both humans and environment, delivering significantly positive results throughout the sanitization drive.
A total distance of 485,000 kilometers, or an average distance of 2,050 kilometers per day, was covered by the disinfection drive, and Tadweer provided its team with 136 vehicles and equipment fitted with the latest technology to support the field operations. Furthermore, 250 Million of liters of water, or a daily average 1.1 million liters, was used to ensure the completion of cleaning and sanitization at various sites and facilities in a record time.
His Excellency Dr Salem Al Kaabi, Director General of Tadweer, said: “Through its active participation in the national disinfection program, Tadweer has significantly contributed to the positive results achieved by the program. Ever since the Covid-19 outbreak was reported, we have rolled out prompt action plans that allowed our field and administrative teams to complete the disinfection operations in a well-organized manner. The success of this drive validates our instrumental role in protecting the environment, health and safety of the community amid Covid-19 pandemic. At Tadweer, we are committed to implementing the directives of our wise leadership that places investment in its people’s health and well-being at the forefront the country’s development priorities.”
“To ensure optimal results from our participation in the national disinfection program, Tadweer has ramped up its operations by increasing workforce strength and operating hours throughout the program. We have also accelerated the deployment of latest equipment and vehicles to ensure that the disinfection drive is carried out in line with the highest standards of efficiency. Furthermore, our collaboration with our partners and relevant entities in Abu Dhabi has allowed us to complete the disinfection work in a record time.
“We are proud of the outstanding role played by our teams throughout the disinfection program, which demonstrates their commitment and dedication towards protecting the lives of the people in the UAE. Such efforts articulate Tadweer’s strategic objectives of ensuring a clean, safe, healthy, and sustainable environment for all,” Al Kaabi added.
Tadweer is the key government entity responsible for all activities related to the development of waste management services in the emirate of Abu Dhabi, including the collection, transportation, treatment and disposal of waste in a safe, efficient and economical manner. The Center is also tasked with carrying out pest control, educating communities about the significance of protecting the environment, and encouraging them to adopt sound environmental habits to drive sustainable development.
About Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer):
Abu Dhabi Waste Management Center (Tadweer) is a government entity set up in 2008 under the directives of the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan to build an integrated waste management system in Abu Dhabi and promote sustainable waste management practices in the emirate. To achieve the optimal utilization of natural resources and turn waste into a valuable economic resource, the Center has implemented several projects and offer a wide range of services across three vital sectors including operations, strategy, and business development and support services, and their affiliated departments. These departments are tasked with implementing Tadweer’s plans, strategy and objectives.
Tadweer’s key activities include project and facility management, waste collection and transportation management, pest control project management, and licensing, tariff and customer service management. These activities are carried out under the supervision of relevant departments responsible for various waste management services including waste collection, transportation, treatment and recycling. Through these departments, Tadweer manages several dedicated facilities and projects, and provides pest control and other best-in-class services to its customers. Furthermore, Tadweer conducts a series of public awareness programs to encourage different segments of society to adopt an environmentally conscious culture and contribute to creating a healthy, safe and sustainable environment in line with the objectives of Abu Dhabi Vision 2030.