Hamad International Airport (HIA), through MATAR, the Qatar Company for Airports Management and Operation, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) to develop and modernize the airport’s facilities by implementing effective methods of waste management.
The MoU outlines the collaboration between MATAR and MME for the management of different types of waste from HIA to the MME’s Domestic Solid Waste Management Centre (DSWMC). The objectives of the MoU include the development of an integrated system for waste separation, safe transportation, recycling and disposal of waste, and the promotion of environmental awareness and culture of sustainability at HIA.
Commenting on the occasion, Eng. Badr Mohammed Al Meer, Chief Operating Officer at HIA, said: "We, at HIA, are committed to optimizing our airport operations by improving our environmental performance. We are delighted to continue to contribute to Qatar’s National Vision 2030 pillar of environmental development by entering this strategic partnership with the Ministry of Municipality and Environment to further enhance our waste management systems."