Saudi Arabia launches $826m water projects

Water projects include a pipeline to carry desalinated water in Makkah and across other holy sites
Saudi Arabia launches $826m water projects
By Gavin Gibbon
Wed 14 Aug 2019 02:02 PM

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.

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