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MME signs contract to set up ‘Container City’

MME signs contract to 
set up ‘Container City’

The Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) on Tuesday signed a contract for the establishment and operation of the self-storage ‘Container City’ project in the Bojoud area on Al Majd Road opposite Birkat Al Awamer with Continental Trading Company.
The contract was signed in the presence of Minister of Municipality and Environment HE Eng Abdullah bin Abdulaziz bin Turki Al Subaie.
The contract for the project will be for 10 years. The ‘Container City’, which is expected to be operational in the first half of 2021, aims to provide logistical services related to distribution, storage and compensation for violating stores that are to be removed from farms and unqualified areas, as well as using government lands to provide areas for storing camping equipment, bicycles, and machinery, etc.
It also aims to ensure that hygiene requirements are not violated after the end of the camping season and the accumulation of its equipment in residential neighbourhoods and space lands.
In addition, it aims to achieve return on investments and providing a distinctive service that can be developed in the future in line with the emerging requirements.
The project includes buildings for workers and observation, paved roads, a fuel station, a loading and unloading area, docks, a renewable energy generation plant, a service and maintenance centre, and space for future expansion.
On this occasion, Technical Office Manager at the Ministry Tariq Juma Al Tamimi explained that there is a general tendency within the ministry to involve the private sector in its projects to achieve the highest possible benefit to society while encouraging and opening investment areas.
He said the ministry faces huge challenges in terms of random storage, whether on farms or with small and medium-sized companies, as well as at the level of individuals. Therefore, it has resorted to this project to avoid violations and fires and to establish a systematic model that provides alternatives.
Member of the Board of Directors of the Continental Trading Company Ahmed Sultan Al Kuwari affirmed that the project provides an excellent service to both citizens and residents, especially as it includes spaces for storing camping equipment and machinery instead of placing them in homes or companies, farms and in places in haphazard manner that distorts aesthetics of surroundings.