Hamad International Airport to enhance its waste management
Doha’s Hamad International Airport has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Qatar’s Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) to improve its waste management.
As a result, the airport (DOH) says that it will develop and modernise its facilities by implementing new, more effective methods of waste management.
The MoU outlines the collaboration between MATAR – the Qatar Company for Airports Management and Operation – and the government for the management of different types of waste from DOH to the MME’s Domestic Solid Waste Management Centre.
According to the airport, 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 DOH.
Hamad International Airport’s chief operating officer, Mohammed Al Meer, said: “We are committed to optimising 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.”
The airport adds that the new collaboration between Hamad and MME is another step by the airport to advance environmental sustainability, which DOH has continued to do so with various measures to reduce waste, greenhouse gas emissions, and noise pollution.
DOH’s sustainability measures also extend to waste water management, with most water used at the airport is directed to DOH’s dedicated waste water treatment plant, which returns the treated water for irrigating the airport’s landscape features.
In 2018, DOH’s treatment plant was successful in recovering 93% of waste water for re-use. Qatar’s airport continually reviews its systems to identify areas of improvement for long-term efficiency and sustainability.