Abu Dhabi City Municipality holds cleanup campaign of Al Wathba Mainland
WAM ABU DHABI, 29th December, 2013 (WAM) — The Municipal Centre of Abu Dhabi City Municipality at Al Wathba, in cooperation with Etisalat, recently held a cleanup campaign at Al Wathba Mainland featuring the participation of 350 employees from Etisalat, during which 16 tons of waste was collected.
Owaida Ahmed Al Qubaisi, Acting Executive Director of Municipal Services Sector, Abu Dhabi City Municipality, said, “The Abu Dhabi City Municipality is keen to deliver its environmental mission of maintaining a clean environment in all respects, imparting and nurturing environmental-sensitive attitudes among all community members, and delivering environmental messages across the community to sensitise them about the harms and troubles facing the environment.” Al Qubaisi stated that the staging of this campaign was part of the Municipal System’s vision for sustained development and boosting the standards of quality life across the Emirate.
He commended the endeavours of the Municipality to reinvigorate the principles of cooperation and collective efforts to showcase the environmental dimension as a national priority of the development process. This, he says, can be realised through adopting an appropriate mechanism for ensuring and advancing the compliance with the environmental systems and standards, and striking a balance between the requirements of development.
The Acting Executive Director of Municipal Services Sector indicated that such campaigns would bring about a host of dividends and the Abu Dhabi City Municipality had prepared similar joint cleaning programmes and projects spanning various utilities such as beaches, streets, tunnels, and parks with a view to providing an optimal environment as well as a safe and healthy community.
“As far as we succeed in raising the environmental awareness of the community, we will contribute to nurturing an optimal environment for future generations, which underlines the importance of these sorts of activities,” said Al Qubaisi who concluded by reiterating the commitment of the Municipality to “do what it takes to foster an optimal community for a safe community and a cleaner future.” WAM/HM/CM