Manama, May 28 (BNA) The Bahrain Airport Company (BAC), the operator and managing body of Bahrain International Airport (BIA), hosted students from the Arabian Gulf University (AGU) on a tour of the airport, highlighting waste management operations. and sustainability initiatives. Attendees are enrolled in the AGU Waste Management Professional Diploma Program and represent leading organizations from Bahrain and across the region.
The comprehensive program aims to enhance the capabilities of professionals in the field of solid waste management, and to contribute positively to their careers and their organizations. The course is accredited by the Chartered Institute of Waste Management (CIWM), UK.
Abdullah Janahi, Head of Development and Technical Affairs at BIA, said: “The Bahrain International Airport project is one of the most sustainable projects in Bahrain and sets a good model for efficient waste management practices. Our goals of visiting AGU were to showcase our waste management strategies and techniques, provide an educational platform, and guide attendees on how to improve environmental performance. “
He added: “As the airport operator, Bahrain Airport Company implements a waste management hierarchy built on the pillars of prevention, reuse, recycling, recovery and waste disposal. To preserve the environment and preserve resources for future generations, we use consumables optimally to help Bahrain achieve the environmental protection goals stipulated in the Economic Vision 2030 and the National Strategic Master Plan. We also aim to collaborate with academia to explore research topics to innovate and improve our business.”
The AGU Professional Diploma in Waste Management covers sustainable waste management strategies, techniques and practices, the importance of pollution control, and highlights the sustainable and integrated solid waste management (ISWM) approach, as well as emphasizing the roles of innovation and the circular economy in waste. Prevention, reduction, recycling, recovery and disposal.
With the support of the United Nations Environment Programme, it also focuses on the sustainable management of different types of waste, including municipal, industrial and medical. It is the first diploma of its kind in the region that aims to build capacities in sustainable waste management, and contribute to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.