Purification Pioneers

TANQIA, in the Emirate of Fujairah, is the first privately-held wastewater collection and treatment utility in the UAE and the Middle East. TANQIA – which means ‘purify’ in Arabic – encapsulates in one word the mission of the company. Mr Ibrahim Elwan,
Chairman of the Board, speaks to Sarah Pursey about how TANQIA was created as a ground-breaking state-of-the-art wastewater utility to provide services for the City of Fujairah and its environs, with ambitious plans to extend its innovative model throughout the Emirate and overseas. Written by Gemma Carter.

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