A total of 47 projects to develop water wells and reservoirs, as well as sewerage networks
RIYADH, February 27 (CIC) – Saudi Arabia’s Governor of the Eastern Province, Prince Saud bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, has inaugurated 47 water and environmental projects in all cities of the region, with total cost of SAR1.2 billion.
Prince Saud said on Sunday that the new development projects ‘’come under the directives of King Salman bin Abdulaziz, and part of his continued care for people’s lives in all regions and governorates of the Kingdom’’, according to the official Saudi Press Agency (SPA).
The number of water projects in the Eastern Province under the new package has reached 28 projects, which will help to increase the length of the networks by a total of 215 km. The plan also calls for the drilling of 13 new wells, and addition of 21 reservoirs, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, Mohammad Mowkley, told SPA.
He said another 19 environmental projects will be launched, to develop sewage services in the Eastern Province, adding approximately 100 km to the length of the network passing through six main pumping stations.
Mowkley said that the water distribution sector in the Eastern Province currently has 56 projects underway with a value exceeding SAR800 million, 19 of which are funded by the 2016 budget and 37 of which are funded by the 2017 budget, according to SPA.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]