SHARJAH 29 January, 2020: Bee’ah has been appointed as the waste management partner for Egypt’s new Administrative Capital, which is being developed by the Administrative Capital for Urban Development and is one of the largest urban development projects in the world.
Bee’ah will now provide its solutions to the 71,400-hectare new capital that will house an anticipated population of 6.5 million and 21 residential areas.
The development of Egypt’s new Administrative Capital is part of a broader objective to double the country’s urban space from 7 to 14 percent through road projects and 14 new cities by 2052.
To achieve an 80 percent waste diversion rate in the city, Bee’ah devised an integrated approach to environmental management for the new capital by bringing the best of sustainable practices in waste management and technologies to enable a circular economy for Egypt and reduce the dependency on landfills, said Wam.
As a natural extension of Cairo, located 45 kilometres east of the capital, the new city will house government departments, ministries and foreign embassies, and is expected to strengthen and diversify the country’s economic potential.
Salim bin Mohamed Al Owais, Chairman of Bee’ah, said, “We are delighted to be awarded the largest waste management contract in the Middle East, and are keen to take our ambitions global. As sustainability imperatives become top on the agenda for governments, businesses and communities, Bee’ah will continue to drive our vision of becoming a pioneer of sustainable quality of life in the Middle East and beyond.”
On Bee’ah’s rapid ascent towards becoming the Middle East’s leader in the environmental services sector, Khalid Al Huraimel, Group CEO of Bee’ah, said, “Bee’ah aims to make a sustainable quality of life a reality in the Middle East and beyond, through a twin-pillared strategy of digitalisation and sustainability across our operations. We have proven ourselves in the UAE, achieving milestones such as building the country’s first waste-to-energy plant, exploring new ventures that champion sustainable mobility solutions and digital transformation to positively impact the lives of millions.”
On winning the contract for Egypt’s new capital, Al Huraimel said, “This new project marks the next phase of Bee’ah’s expansion as a global player across the field, from waste management and renewable energy to sustainable transportation and green buildings. Together with the Administrative Capital for Urban Development, we are certain that we will help make the new capital a smart and green city of the future.”