(MENAFN - Muscat Daily) As part of the special attention given by Oman Wastewater Services (Haya Water) to environment protection by executing different projects for reusing the wastewater in Muscat, the company recently got an international and official recognition by the United Nations, an unprecedented move in the sanitation field in the Middle East.
This recognition followed the company's decision to register its factory in Amerat as part of the global environmental project “ Clean Development Mechanism, also known as the CDM Project. This project was approved by the UN through Kyoto protocol' Treaty that binds the major industrial countries to reduce air pollution and the emission of greenhouse gases, which cause the global warming and its accompanying direct effect on the climate and then on the Ozone layer.
The registration of the organic fertiliser factory comes as part of the CDM Project' adopted by Kyoto Protocol and an affirmation of the role played by Haya Water to preserve the environment and conserve its natural resources, in addition to providing a better life for all residents of Muscat governorate. It is worth mentioning that the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs (MECA) issued the ministerial decision 30/2010 in August 2010 to establish a specialised national committee for organising and approving the CDM projects under the umbrella of Kyoto Protocol.
Engineer Hussain Hassan AbdulHussain, CEO of Haya Water, expressed his satisfaction over this unprecedented achievement in the Middle East. He said that this achievement and the successive previous achievements are a clear and explicit interpretation of the leading approach taken by Haya Water in all its businesses and projects. AbdulHussain He said that the registration of the plant is another evidence of Haya Water's keen interest in playing its role in conserving the environment and preserving its natural resources.
He confirmed that all the projects executed by the company was aimed protecting the environment and serve the community by eliminating the causes of pollution resulting from sewage overflow suffered by some wilayats in Muscat governorate. The CEO of Haya Water said that such overflow is considered to be a direct source of pollution and greenhouse gas emissions that cause global warming and affect the weather globally. He sought this opportunity to congratulate the team that supervised the completion of such important and vital project, which made the name of Oman resonate at the level of international forums.
Engineer Salem al Shidi, environment manager at Haya Water and the supervisor of this project, said, "The CDM project in the field of wastewater treatment, itself, contributes effectively in reducing the gas emissions; especially the methane gas; which is emitted so often from the conventional wastewater reservoirs.
"The project of registering the organic fertiliser factory Amerat as part of the CDM' has passed difficult and multiple stages due to the existence of many rigorous environmental standards that must be met and verified because of its close and direct relation to environment, its natural resources and the potential accompanying serious environmental damages in case of breaching such standard