Blockchain Waste Permit Portal Launched In The UAE By Bee’ah And HFZA

Blockchain, News | February 18, 2019 By:

UAE-based waste management company Bee’ah has joined forces with the Hamriyah Free Zone Authority (HFZA), the second largest free zone and industrial hub of the UAE, to launch a blockchain-enabled waste permit portal.

The HFZA Waste Permit Portal, which is part of a range of 15 services that Bee’ah will be providing HFZA with, is utilizing blockchain technology to validate, process and store transactions to eliminate any human error or fraud. The portal will reportedly save customers operating within the free zone time and money when applying for permits, and reduce permit-issuing time from several days to only a few hours.

Saud Salim Al Mazrouei, Director of Hamriyah Free Zone Authority and Sharjah Airport International Free Zone, said that in their line of business, accuracy and quick turnaround are instrumental factors that underline their success. However, he said delays in processing applications, testing and issuing permits can be some of the major factors jeopardizing their credentials.

“At Hamriyah Free Zone, we have always been committed to ensuring that our business policies are well-aligned and offer quick set-up models to ensure customer satisfaction,” Al Mazrouei said. “Digitizing 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.”

According to the HFZA, the portal will be managed by the Environmental Consultancy and Services unit, Bee’ah’s arm dedicated to leading and managing environmental projects and frameworks, in compliance with local and federal regulatory requirements.

Khaled Al Huraimel, Group CEO of Bee’ah, said that Bee’ah’s journey in engineering powerful tools for their customers and collaborators, like the HFZA, is paving the way for better solutions, whose rewards are even more pronounced in serving businesses and society.

“Using proven state-of-the-art technology will not only facilitate seamless operations, but also increase trust between customers and operators, and reduce valuable time and resources,” said Al Huraimel. “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.”