Saudi Arabia has launched water developments in Makkah and across other holy sites worth over $826.6 million.
Projects include setting up a pipeline for carrying desalinated water from the desalination plant in Al-Shuaibah to Makkah and the holy sites at a total cost exceeding $233m (SAR875m), and the second phase of Al-Shuaibah Desalination Plant with a capacity of 250,000 cubic meters per day at a cost of over $313m (SAR1.175bn).
Other water services projects include water networks, connections to homes, strategic reservoirs and sanitary drainage networks and connections at a cost of over $160m (SAR600m) in several districts of Makkah and the holy sites.
This is in addition to the $124m (SAR465m) Desalination Unit Project in Al-Shuaibah.
The new projects are an attempt by the authorities to reach a sustainable water sector that will develop and preserve the water resources, protect the environment and provide high quality and efficient services that will contribute to socio-economic development.For all the latest energy and oil news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.
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