$130m water and sanitation projects for Saudi
Saudi Arabia signs deals for investment to meet rising water demand
Saudi Arabia has announced it has signed contracts worth $130m for water and sanitation projects, covering water pipelines and networks, dam building, well digging and reservoirs, the Saudi Press Agency has reported.
The projects, which were signed by Abdullah bin Abdulrahman Al-Hossein, the minister for water and electricity, are to be implemented in the provinces of Makkah, Madinah, Baha, Northern Borders, the Eastern Province, Qassim, Najran and Tabuk.
Saudi Arabia is currently the world’s largest producer of desalinated water, and is set to invest more than SR120bn in an attempt to meet rising demand for potable water.