The region of Al-Baha in Saudi Arabia has launched 28 water and environmental projects worth a total of more than SR572.7 million (US$152.2 million), reports Arab News.
In the inauguration ceremony, Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al-Fadhli, minister of environment, water and agriculture, highlighted seven projects to build dams and dig wells to secure drinking water. These projects are worth SR60 million.
The National Water Company also implemented six projects to develop and extend the region’s sewage networks for SR238 million. Moreover, the firm has worked on 15 projects to provide water services to beneficiaries, worth SR272 million.
Al-Fadley added that the projects are expected to meet the increasing demand for drinking water, sewage and other water services.
The Ministry of Environment is also presently working on 21 water and sanitation projects, for a total cost of SR798 million.