Etihad Rail signs MoU with Center of Waste Management – Abu Dhabi

WAM Abu Dhabi, Nov 26th, 2012 (WAM) — Waste management will soon enter a new era in Abu Dhabi as Etihad Rail – the master developer and operator of the UAE’s national railway network – today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Centre of Waste Management – Abu Dhabi (CWM).

The agreement will see CWM using the Etihad Rail network as a vital component in its future sustainable waste transport system, integrating the network into its plans to convert waste into energy and using Etihad Rail’s custom-made rail concepts to centralise its services and facilities.

The use of rail in waste management systems is a strategic part of the infrastructure of many major cities worldwide.

The MoU, which was signed by Dr. Nasser Saif Al-Mansoori, CEO of Etihad Rail, and Mohamed Rashid Al Hameli – General Manager of the Centre of Waste Management – Abu Dhabi, demonstrates the commitment of both CWM and Etihad Rail to implement the UAE government’s vision to build a greener and more sustainable future.

Commenting on the MoU, Dr. Saif Al-Mansoori said: “Etihad Rail aims to offer custom-made solutions to its customers, and with a particular focus on efficiency and the environment. Abu Dhabi is developing into a world-class city that has always looked to international standards as it develops. It is globally recognised that a sustainable, environmentally responsible society requires an efficient and environmentally-friendly method to manage waste, with major cities such as London, New York and Sydney using rail as an essential part of their waste management infrastructure. Etihad Rail trains will help facilitate this for CWM, and we are delighted to be working closely with them towards the vision of a greener and more sustainable future.” Rashid Al Hameli added: “CWM is committed to promoting conservation efforts by monitoring and controlling waste, as well as reducing its harmful effects, through the development and implementation of an integrated sustainable waste system in accordance with the best international standards. Signing this agreement today with Etihad Rail comes to solidify our efforts to achieve an effective collaboration with our strategic partners in the aim of creating sustainable programs for managing and recycling of waste, leading to social and environmental benefits.” WAM/AM