Dubai: Mr. Dawoud Al Hajri, Director-General of Dubai Municipality, along with a delegation from the Municipality’s executive and administrative departments, have visited Japan. They analyzed practices in sewage and rainwater treatment during their visit to the country.
The delegation was introduced to state-of-the-art waste sorting technologies, methods for converting waste into energy and recycling cinders. This visit underscores the Municipality’s commitment to building partnerships and sharing knowledge with international organizations.
Mr. Hajri was briefed on waste management through a presentation that encompassed notable recycling initiatives and strategies, as well as the most crucial and effective operations and procedures used for waste sorting and recycling in various facilities. The delegation also made visits to some of the largest companies and factories in the country that specialize in various fields.
This includes companies involved in waste conversion and recycling, bottom ash recycling produced from waste to energy conversion centers, and utilizing the best technologies in recycling in accordance with sustainability and environmental standards. He further examined the most recent public waste bins used in Japanese cities.
“At Dubai Municipality, we are committed to staying fully informed on the most significant infrastructure projects around the world, sharing our extensive expertise, utilizing the most recent solutions, and adopting the best technologies that advance sustainability in the Emirate. Through this, we aim to achieve the objectives of the UAE Circular Economy Policy 2021-2031, Dubai Integrated Waste Management Strategy 2021-2041, and Dubai Clean Energy Strategy 2050, all of which aim to strengthen Dubai’s position as a global hub for clean energy and green economy, as well as a leader in green development,” Mr. Hajri remarked.
The visit also provided access to some of the best practices in wastewater treatment and utilization of recycled water in the most innovative and cost-effective ways, in addition to Japan’s expertise in digging deep tunnels for wastewater and rain drainage, as per the statement.