UAE-based Bee’ah has been appointed as the waste management and city cleaning partner for the new Administrative Capital in Egypt, marking Bee’ah’s expansion in the MENA region. Services will commence next March, with the target of achieving an 80% waste diversion from landfill rate through holistic and integrated waste management solutions in the city.
According to a statement from Bee’ah, its aim is to instill a sustainable quality of life with the new project. Across the new capital, Bee’ah will introduce advanced underground bin systems and over 30,000 waste collection points. Meanwhile, a workforce of over 1000 will serve an estimated 2 million people in the first phase of the city’s development.
Additionally, over 400 vehicles will be deployed for city cleaning and waste management including the electric waste collection units, the company stated. These will be complemented by waste collection vehicles, mobile pest control system, vacuum machines vehicles, rapid response vehicles, and more.
The team will utilise WastePro+, the region’s first fully integrated digital solution to track and monitor waste throughout the entire waste cycle in real-time, increasing efficiencies and resource-savings, Bee’ah added.
HE Khaled Al Huraimel, group CEO of Bee’ah, said: “Bee’ah has an established track record as an environmental services pioneer, founded on the twin pillars of sustainability and digitalisation. We will use these principles to achieve an 80 percent waste diversion rate for the new Administrative Capital through advanced recycling facilities and best-in-class waste management solutions.”
“I am pleased to share that our on-ground preparations to start operations in the new city have continued uninterrupted, and we are ready to help make the Administrative Capital a smart and green city of the future.”
Commenting on the occasion, HE Ahmed Zaki Abdeen, chairman of the Administrative Capital for Urban Development, said: “This agreement is an important step towards elevating our services and applying international best practices as well as innovative waste management solutions. Our agreement with Bee’ah will allow us to adopt the latest technologies and advanced digital systems to enhance operation efficiency and achieve a high percentage of waste diversion away from landfills.”
The statement added that Bee’ah Egypt’s facilities also include a refuse-derived fuel facility, which can process up to 1,500 tonnes of municipal solid waste daily to generate fuel for cement industries and a Bee’ah Egypt medical waste facility that can process up to six tonnes of medical waste per day. Non-recyclable waste will be disposed of in an engineered landfill with gas monitoring and extraction in full compliance with responsible landfill management.
Furthermore, the waste-management company added that to inspire the next generation to make positive changes, the Bee’ah School of Environment (BSOE) will develop awareness and outreach programmes for different segments of society.
Egypt’s new Administrative Capital, designed as a smart and sustainable city, is one of the world’s largest urban developments at 5000 sqkm. It will house a new presidential district, government district, diplomatic district, headquarters of the House of Representatives, and 21 residential areas, and is expected to be a transformative project.