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18,000 Jeddah flood plots disconnected

Municipality removes services from areas in flood path zones

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A further 2,500 plots in Jeddah have had services disconnected. (Getty Images)
A further 2,500 plots in Jeddah have had services disconnected. (Getty Images)

A further 2,500 plots of land in south Jeddah have had services suspended, as the municipality continues to identify likely flooding areas that should not be developed, the Arab News has reported.

This brings the total amount of plots with mooted development to 18,000, all with temporarily suspended services.
Owners of land in the affected areas have been banned from development, but will be allowed to appeal for the restoration of some services, upon signing an agreement that states the government has the right to withdraw them at a future date.

Recently, the municipality reduced the width of flood path zones to 200m in major wadis, 100m in secondary wadis and 50m in small wadis.
 

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