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Major phase of Saudi dam purification plant kicks off

DUBAI, February 18, 2019

The Saudi General Directorate for Water Services has announced the launch of Phase Two of a key water purification plant at Beesh dam in the Jazan region, said a report.

The initial daily capacity of purified water in this phase will be 20,000 cu m, which will increase gradually to 75,000 cu m a day, reported Saudi Gazette citing a senior official.

“Once all expansion projects, costing SR86 million ($23 billion), are completed, the productivity of the purification plant will finally reach a stunning 150,000 cu m per day, an achievement that will greatly enhance water supply operations,” stated Bandar Jabr, director general of water services in Jazan.

The plan comes in line with the objectives of the Vision 2030 as it enables maximum utilisation of dam water, which directly cuts down the wastage of rainwater, he added.




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