* Wadi gravel, available in various sand deposits in the southern region of Qatar, identified for use as aggregate.

A research project has identified the main solid waste streams in Qatar for potential use in construction and investigated advanced technologies for recycling that could be effectively applied in the country.In a statement, the Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME) said it was awarded the project by the Qatar National Research Fund (QNRF) regarding the implementation of recycled materials in construction

The three-year project began in 2018 and was led by Dr Mohamed bin Saif al-Kuwari from the MME; Dr Khaled Hassan, managing director of Infrastructure Research & Development (IRD) at the Qatar Science & Technology Park; Dr Ian Sims, international expert in geology – UK; Dr Murray Reid, expert in geo-technical and ground engineering – UK.

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