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Electricity and water bills in Kuwait to reach $3.3bn in 2017

Ministry of Electricity and Water says it has so far collected $2.8bn in payments

Electricity and water bills in Kuwait to reach $3.3bn in 2017

Kuwait’s government will collect a total of $3.3 billion (KD1 billion) in electricity and water bills in early 2017, Minister of Electricity and Water Ahmad Al-Jassar said on Wednesday.

So far, the ministry collected $2.8 billion (KD 850 million) worth of bills, the official told press during a tour of water pipelines connecting Doha in Qatar to Al-Mutlaa in Kuwait, reported state news agency KUNA.

Al-Jassar said the total production rate of water in Kuwait is 550 million gallons while reserve rate is four billion gallons.

He said the Doha station is set to produce 60 million gallons of distilled water daily. Four of the pipelines will transfer water to Al-Mutlaa while others will transfer to nearby areas such as Jaber Al Ahmad.

The $75 million (KD 22.6 million) project is likely to be completed in September 2018.

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