Saudi inks $145m water projects
Riyadh, April 1, 2012
Saudi Arabia has signed over SR544 million ($145 million) worth of water and sewage projects - including the setting up of a giant water purification plant and water network - in the Kingdom, said a report.
These projects are aimed at boosting the kingdom's utility services amid growing demand, especially during the peak summer, the Arab News reported citing Saudi Water and Electricity Minister Abdullah Al-Hussayen.
The first contract is for setting up a water purification plant at the dam in Damad valley in Jazan Province for SR82.81 million which wil be ready in 36 months, the report stated.
The second contract, worth SR67 million, is for implementing the first phase of sewage networks in Qalwa city in Al-Baha Province. The project would be completed within 36 months.
The minister signed a third contract for SR41.99 million to implement a drinking water purification plant in Al-Saleel in Riyadh Province, the report added.