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Qatar to advance solid waste management

Qatar is putting in place measures that enhance the capacity of its domestic solid waste management centre (DSWMC) from 2,300 to 5,300 tonnes of waste a day

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Qatar is putting in place measures that enhance the capacity of its domestic solid waste management centre (DSWMC) from 2,300 to 5,300 tonnes of waste a day, as well as build another centre with a capacity of 3,000 tonnes a day, said the country’s ministry of municipality and environment.

"Studies and proposals have been completed to expand and upgrade the existing plant from the current 2,300 tonnes a day capacity to 5,300 tonnes to gain full capacity by 2022,” said Safar Mubarak Al Shafi, director of general cleanliness project, mechanical equipment department and waste treatment center at the ministry of municipality and environment.

“Within three to four years, we will have another one in the north with a capacity of 3,000 tonnes for us to achieve QNV 2030 with sustainable environment. This is our plan,"

The new waste treatment facility being planned on an area of 3sqkm would be designed in keeping with the most advanced technology in the world.

It is expected to be unique by integrating all recycling facilities in one place such as incinerators, composting plant, segregation areas, as well as landfill and energy recovery facilities.

Qatar has invested around QR4bn for the centre, with QR2bn to be spent on designing and building while QR2bn will be for operating it for 20 years.

In operation for four years, DSWMC has a capacity of 2,300 tonnes of waste a day, around 95% of which is recycled or converted to energy.

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