Saudi plans $533m of water infrastructure projects

Saudi’s National Water Co (NWC)-2

Saudi’s National Water Co (NWC), the kingdom’s largest supplier of water, is planning SR2bn ($533m) of water infrastructure projects in the tourist area of Taif, Saudi Press Agency (SPA) reported.

According to the state-owned news agency, the utility was working to increase capacity in the City of Roses near the mountainous Al Hada area to meet rising demand.demand. Taif is the site of 30 water projects that started last year, including supply networks, sewage systems, treatment plants and a reservoir.

Dams were also planned for Makkah and Riyadh, SPA said.The kingdom is expected to complete work on the world’s largest desalination plant by 2018 in Rabigh on the Red Sea near Taif.

When fully operational the plant will supply 600,000 cubic meters (158 million gallons) of water a day.

Via : Saudi Press Agency (SPA)

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