Saudi Arabia launches 15 water projects worth $503 million
The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture of Saudi Arabia announced on Sunday the launch of 15 water and environmental projects for a total amount of SR1.9 billion (US$503 million) in the Northern Borders region, reported the Saudi Press Agency.
Arab News informed that 13 of the projects will be carried out by the National Water Company.
At the inaugural ceremony, Abdulrahman Al-Fadli, Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, also said that over 50 projects are being planned in the Northern Border region at a cost of over SR2.1 billion.
Al-Fadli also mentioned that the NWC had inaugurated two projects to increase the coverage of water services through the establishment of operational water tanks with a total capacity of 6,000 cubic meters, the extension of more than 105 km of carrier and main lines and sub-networks, and implementation of more than 2,200 domestic water connections to serve more than 21,700 new beneficiaries in Al-Dahiya, Al-Mubarakiya, Al-Jawhara and Al-Rawabi districts in the city of Arar, for a total cost of around SR38 million.