Bee’ah and Hamriyah Free Zone Authority launch Sharjah’s first waste management portal

AdobeStock 176963002Bee’ah, one of the leading sustainable solutions providers in the Middle East, has partnered with the UAE’s Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA) to launch the first phase of a waste permit portal in Sharjah

The portal is set to utilise blockchain technology to validate, process and store transactions.

Under this partnership, Bee’ah will serve as the integrated environmental solutions service provider, delivering 15 services such as audits, permits and lab services to all 14,000 members from 160 countries which operate at HFZA.

The services will be rendered under the management of Bee’ah’s environmental consultancy and services unit that manage environmental projects and frameworks, as well as studies and assessments in compliance with local and federal regulatory requirements.

The customised portal is expected to save time and money of the customers operating within the free zone when applying for permits, as well as help them by reducing the downtime it takes for permits to be issued. In addition, the portal is seen to deliver periodic reports on volumes, transactions and other key data trends.

Khaled Al Huraimel, group CEO of Bee’ah, noted, “As part of a long term strategic initiative we have in place, we hope to provide the HFZA with accessible, integrated and environmentally conscious solutions. The model we have developed can easily be integrated into other economic zones, across the UAE, supporting business growth, digital innovation and better customer experiences.”

“Digitising processes like permit applications is a new step toward innovation and with the use of blockchain technology, we are confident that the processes will witness enhanced security, efficiency and productivity,” commented Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, director of HFZA and Sharjah Airport International Free Zone.

The Bee’ah-HFZA collaboration highlights the UAE government’s Emirates Blockchain Strategy 2021 plan that seeks to leverage blockchain technology to transform 50 per cent of all government transactions into a blockchain platform by 2021.

To further support this initiative, Bee’ah’s environmental consultancy and services arm has collaborated with Evoteq, one of the leading digital solutions providers in the Middle East, to develop a range of cloud-based solutions.

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