Water and sanitation deals worth SR394 million signed

Water and Electricity Minister Abdullah bin Abdulrahman Al-Hossein has recently signed 22 contracts for the implementation of water and sanitation projects in different parts of the Kingdom at an overall cost of SR394 million.
Saudi Arabia falls under the category of countries with water scarcity problems and several water and sanitation projects are under progress across the country to counter the depleting water resources.
These projects are part of the holistic plan to achieve greater economic growth and keep apace with accelerating population growth in cities and provinces.
The contracts include sewer projects in Dawadmi district in Riyadh, at an estimated cost of SR109. 6 million and another contract for the establishment of a water tank in Hail, signed at a value of SR64.3 million.
According to the Saudi Press Agency, the ministry is also working on a project designated for the maintenance of water and sanitation in Qatif area in the Eastern Province as well as a similar project in Asir region worth SR46.5 million.
The other projects includes internal drinking water system for the city of Al Quoz in Makkah, an expansion project contract for Rafha water system with reservoirs in the northern border, a water surplus line sewage treatment plant in Asir Province, which is expected to cost around SR10 million as well as water and sanitation projects in Abha, Tabuk, Najran.
Moreover, the National Water Company (NWC) is also implementing the strategic water storage project in Jeddah with a power of 1 million cubic meters.
Loay Al-Musallam, CEO of NWC recently announced that the company is working to enhance the vision of leadership in achieving water security and provide better services to citizens.
Al-Musallam also pointed out that the project in Jeddah was implemented according to international standards and high-quality specifications.