National Water takes up $1.4bn upgrades in Makkah
Riyadh, February 24, 2014
Saudi Arabia’s National Water Company (NWC) is currently implementing 60 projects to upgrade infrastructure in water and sewage projects in Makkah at a cost of SR5.5 billion ($1.46 billion).
These projects include the implementation of the main lines and sub-networks for water and sewage, repair and rehabilitation of the main lines and sub-networks in addition to household connections, NWC said in a statement on its website.
The company added that projects under implementation include water networks in Batha Quraish and Awali at a cost of SR127 million involving pipelines of more than 200 kilometers in length, and connections to 13,000 households.
The company aims to increase the coverage of water supply systems for these areas, in addition to the implementation of networks and 11,000 household connections to sanitation in Afaiha and lakes at a cost of SR198 million.
It also plans to provide 15,000 household connections to the sewerage district laws, at a cost of SR110 million, as well as a project to replace drainage systems in Alzizih at a cost of SR170 million.
The company explained that it is currently expanding the treatment plant West Makkah at a cost of SR136 million to increase capacity by 125,000 cu m per day, to process 250,000 cu m, adding that a new water pipeline between Makkah and a new government department complex will be built at a cost of SR90 million.
The project to renovate toilets in Mina, Arafat and Muzdalifah will cost SR120 million, NWC said in the statement.
A 20 km drainage network will be set up south of Makkah at a cost of SR160 million, the company said. – TradeArabia News Service