Medical waste treatment company in Sharjah

SHARJAH - In accordance with the directives of HH Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, UAE Supreme Council member and ruler of Sharjah to intensify efforts to improve Sharjah’s environment, Bee’ah, The Sharjah Environment Co. signed a partnership agreement with Green Planet to launch Weqaya, The Medical Waste Company.

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Published: Tue 14 Jul 2009, 8:32 PM

Last updated: Sun 5 Apr 2015, 7:57 PM

The company will specialize in management of medical waste including training and certification of employees at medical facilities to proper collection, treatment and disposal, through safe and environmentally responsible methods.

The agreement was signed by Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, CEO of Green Planet and HE Salim Bin Mohammed Al Owais, Acting Chairman of Bee’ah. The agreement reflects their commitment towards creating a healthy and safe environment for the people of Sharjah.

Commenting on the agreement, Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, said: ‘This collaboration is the first of its kind in the United Arab Emirates. Weqaya will adopt international medical waste handling and treatment standards in its operations. The groundwork for this highly anticipated project has been extensive and with Bee’ah as our partner, we will ensure that Sharjah becomes a regional leader in this sector’.

Sheikh Al Qasimi further explained, ‘In the coming months, Weqaya will begin intensive education and certification programs with hospitals and clinics operating in the Emirate of Sharjah. These programs are designed to enhance the manner in which medical staff handle and dispose of waste, all in line with the highest international public safety standards and environmental protection policies.

Salim Bin Mohammed Al Owais thanked the Sharjah Ruler for his support and unending concern for the health and well being of every member of Sharjah’s society. He added that, ‘We are determined to reduce the risk to the community posed by improperly managed waste. Sharjah is in fact the first Emirate in the region to develop an advanced and integrated waste management strategy that will yield great results in 2009’.

In discussing Bee’ah’s activities, Al Owais said, ‘Towards the end of 2008 we started constructing a facility for household waste at a cost of approximately AED 200 million, the biggest of its kind in the Arab world. In addition, Bee’ah recently broke ground on an AED 150 million tyre recycling plant that will convert the 8 to 10 million tyres currently in Sharjah landfills into rubber paving and tiling products’.

Al Owais thanked Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmad Al Qasimi for his foresight and support and expressed his pleasure at signing the agreement with Green Planet. He added, ‘There will be more opportunities for environmental collaboration in the future’.

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