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Saudi Arabia signs off water projects worth $130m

Minister of Water and Electricity inks deals for works to be completed across the kingdom

Saudi Arabia signs off water projects worth $130m
Saudi Arabia has signed off water projects worth $130m. (Photo by Bradley Kanaris/Getty Images)

Saudi Arabia on Saturday announced contracts had been signed for water and sanitation projects worth SR487m ($130m).

The deals were inked by Abdullah bin Abdulrahman Al-Hossein, the Minister of Water and Electricity, Saudi Press Agency reported.

The projects will be implemented in the provinces of Makkah, Madinah, Baha, Northern Borders, the Eastern Province, Qassim, Najran, and Tabuk, SPA added.

The projects cover sanitation systems, water pipelines and networks, dam building, well digging and reservoirs.

Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest desalinated-water producer, needs to
invest SR124.9bn in desalination and water recycling plants
to meet demand, Riyadh-based NCB Capital said in a report.

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