Kuwait Municipality, WB ink deal on solid waste management
KUWAIT CITY, May 30, (KUNA): His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah received at Seif Palace Wednesday State Minister for Municipality Affairs Husam Al- Roumi, accompanied by Municipal Council President Osama Al-Oteibi and council members. His Highness the Crown Prince congratulated them on their new appointments, praising the significance role played by the Municipal Council in the best interest of homeland and citizens.
His Highness the Crown Prince also urged members of the council to exert tremendous efforts to speed up the pace of development, developmental projects and architectural renaissance under the wise guidance of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al- Jaber Al-Sabah. The meeting was attended by President of His Highness the Crown Prince’s Diwan Sheikh Mubarak Al-Faisal Al- Saud Al-Sabah and head of the protocols at the Diwan of His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Mubarak Sabah Al-Salem Al-Humoud Al-Sabah.
Meanwhile, Kuwait Municipality and the World Bank have signed a contract to deal with all issues related to solid waste management for 24 months at a cost of KD 573,806.7 (approximately USD 1.894.841). Director General of the Municipality, Eng Ahmed Abdullah Al-Manfouhi, said in a press statement today that the municipality continues to cooperate with the World Bank in improving the management of municipal solid waste. Al-Manfouhi said that following the signing of the technical assistance agreement with the World Bank for the waste management planning project. He added that the Municipality’s vision in the integrated management of municipal waste came after the State of Kuwait suffered from this file, which was of great importance due to its association with human health and safety, especially with the increase in the quantity of individual production of daily waste.
Through preparing the master plan for solid waste management, the Municipality looks forward to addressing all issues related to solid waste management to improve the situation in a strategic manner characterized by achieving environmentally and economically sustainable development and in line with the country’s development plans. He added that with the increase in population growth and the development of new cities, it was necessary to identify future needs and address deficiencies in terms of best practices and requirements of the future national strategy for waste and identify the necessary consultative steps by signing the agreement with the World Bank to provide costeffective consulting services according to the schedule.