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Al Majal conducts identification of landfill site in Al Wusta Region

Oman: Saturday, June 04 - 2011 @ 09:56

The study is the second full scale site identification study to be conducted by Al Majal as it concludes its first site identification study in Al Batinah Region.

The study will be used for the planning, utilization and upgrading of traditional non hazardous waste landfill sites to engineered landfills and waste transfer stations.

The site identification project is part of the government’s proactive effort to introduce a systematic, effective and eco-friendly waste collection and disposal in the Sultanate under its Integrated National Solid Waste Management Program.

Ahmed Al Sabahi, Al Majal CEO, said, “The identification of engineered landfill sites in Al Wusta will be a critical component of the economic growth of the area especially as investments are poured into the development of Duqm Port. Eco-friendly waste management is necessary to ensure long-term sustainability of development investments. This is also a way of protecting the people and the environment.”

In this project, Al Majal shall undertake coordination, logistic and facilitation work to provide a comprehensive study identifying one engineered non-hazardous waste landfill sites and three waste transfer stations in the Al Wusta Region. The main objectives of this site identification scheme are the following: select the most appropriate sites where such facilities could be established with the least environmental disturbances taking into account socio-economic factors, make an assessment of future demand of land for waste disposal in landfills in this Region, and provide scientific basis to convince decision makers and the public that the selected sites are environmentally friendly.

Al Majal shall also identify alternative sites to anticipate future developments in the area.

The study is being done under the careful guidance of Oman Environmental Service Holdings Company (OESHCo), an agency established to oversee and execute projects related to waste management in the Sultanate. The Al Wusta project is just one of several site identification projects and waste management programs being undertaken under OESHCo, geared towards achieving its goal of zero waste for the Sultanate of Oman.

Al Majal recently completed the Integrated Impact Assessment of the Barka Landfill and is in the process of conducting various Environmental Impact Assessments (EIAs) for private companies. Al Majal’s environmental consultancy service is one part of its range of services which also include green buildings, sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and management systems.

Al Majal last year launched the cutting-edge water saving campaign using water saving devices and through its programs and services continues to provide solutions to sustainability challenges.

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