Waste management firm Bee’ah has been awarded three new contracts for waste management services in Madinah.
Bee’ah will now be tasked with covering the North, West and East regions of Madinah, an area that covers 70% of the city and a population of 1.2 million people.
The contract asks for solid waste collection and transport services along with disinfection and sanitisation of waste bins with operations scheduled to begin in August.
The operation will employ 3,000 workers, 350 pieces of heavy equipment, including waste collection units, street sweepers and disposal trucks. Bee’ah said it will also conduct training sessions, workshops, and awareness campaigns.
Bee’ah said it will deploy its end-to-end waste management solutions “based on the twin pillars” of sustainability and digitalisation, and provide a comprehensive roadmap for waste services, “helping transform Madinah into a sustainable city of the future.”
“As Bee’ah continues to prove itself as the leading sustainability pioneer here in the UAE, we are delighted to introduce advanced waste management services and work with Madinah Municipality to ensure a sustainable quality of life for over 1.2 million people in Madinah City,” said HE Salim bin Mohamed Al Owais, chairman of the Board of Directors, Bee’ah.
Bee’ah’s group CEO HE Khaled Al Huraimel added: “To be chosen as waste management partner for Madinah, known as the Enlightened City and one of the holiest Islamic sites, is a great honour. The two countries share strong ties and have a firm commitment to driving the sustainability agenda.
“In recognition of this relationship and alignment of environmental goals, Bee’ah will bring its expertise, a proven track record in the UAE, and best industry practices to the partnership. Together, we will ensure sustainable living standards, in line with Madinah’s zero-waste goals and the wider objectives of the Saudi National Transformation Plan.”
Bee’ah’s efforts complement Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 targets in sustainable development, which includes raising recycling rates to 85 percent. Securing the Madinah contracts are, therefore, a notable achievement for the company, since the expected population of the North, East and West districts, where Bee’ah will commence its operations, is expected to grow from a current 1.2 million to 1.46 million by 2024.
Bee’ah on its expansion
“A ten-time winner of the Sanitation and Waste Management Company of the Year award in the Middle East, Bee’ah’s expansion into Madinah comes on the heels of it being awarded the waste management contract for Egypt’s new Administrative Capital, which is one of the world’s largest urban development projects.
“The partnership with Madinah to work toward a sustainable future for the city comes as Bee’ah closes in on its zero-waste objective in the UAE Emirate of Sharjah.
“Having already achieved the Middle East’s highest waste diversion rate of 76% in Sharjah, Bee’ah is also building the UAE’s first waste-to-energy plant in a joint venture partnership with Masdar. Upon completion in 2021, the Emirate will reach 100 percent waste diversion from landfills.”