Abu Dhabi competes for world's cleanest city title
City awards waste management contract to two new companies
Averda and Lavajet have won a contract to turn Abu Dhabi into one of the world’s cleanest cities.
The contract, set for five years, is part of the city's development initiatives outlined in its Plan Abu Dhabi 2030 Vision.
"We are deploying 1,000 people to collect the waste and clean," said Malek Sukkar, chief executive of Averda, who will receive more than $77million under the contract.
The company has already distributed seven thousand black bins in its sectors of the city with seventy trucks tasked with collecting the waste. It will also start to hand out green recycling bins over the next month.
"Once we do that, we are already beginning to win the war," Sukkar said.
It must be noted, two years prior to this, Abu Dhabi embarked on a similar attempt in compounds in Khalidya, Bein al Jisrein and Officer's City. The initiative quickly fizzled.
Averda, however, is confident that its close relationship with the city will put it in a strong position to identify its most detailed cleaning needs.
"The standards and times of execution here are very challenging but we are certain that with our innovative ideas and forward-thinking approach to integrated waste and resource management, we will succeed in making Abu Dhabi one of the world's top 5 cleanest cities in no time," said Sukkar.