H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai, has approved the Integrated Waste Management Strategy 2021-2041, with a budget of $20.28 billion.
Chairing the Council’s meeting at the DP World Pavilion in Expo 2020 Dubai, Sheikh Hamdan noted that the Integrated Waste Management Strategy 2021-2041 aims to encourage innovation in waste management, recycling and energy conversion. It also complements a range of projects adopted by The Executive Council of Dubai in the areas of sustainability, environmental conservation, quality of life development and building a sustainable future.
During the meeting, Sheikh Hamdan highlighted the key role played by the private sector as a strategic partner in Dubai’s efforts to become a sustainable city. The private sector’s direct contribution to the Strategy’s budget amounts to $19.19 billion.
The Strategy seeks to implement long-term projects over the next 20 years by offering practical solutions to environmental challenges in line with the environmental objectives outlined in the government’s agenda. Further, it aims to enhance efforts to enrich all vital areas and sectors.
During the meeting, Sheikh Hamdan lauded the Government of Dubai’s achievements in 2021, which contributed to further securing the city’s position as a leading global destination that can create various opportunities and nurture success. Further, the Crown Prince noted that 2022 will be a transformative year that will witness the Government attaining new milestones.
The Executive Council of Dubai also approved the 2022 agenda, which includes comprehensive development projects and initiatives that concentrate on diversifying sources of investment, increasing investments in modern technology, and focusing on the knowledge-based economy. It also focuses on urban planning and infrastructure, which contributes to boosting the emirate’s attractiveness as a tourism and investment hub.