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$27bn for Kuwait's water and power

Infrastructure in Kuwait to receive investment to meet forecasts

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Investment in infrastructure is hoped to help Kuwait meet its predicted capacity demands. (Getty Images)
Investment in infrastructure is hoped to help Kuwait meet its predicted capacity demands. (Getty Images)

Kuwait will spend $27 billion developing its water and power infrastructure to 2014, as the country looks to meet demand that’s expected to double by 2020.

Suhaila Marafi, director of studies and research at Kuwait’s ministry of electricity and water, said that power was a bigger concern to the country than water capacity.

“The ministry will spend KD7.5bn for the entire sector up to 2014,” she said, noting that the country would need an additional 10,000MW of power capacity by 2020. “Power is a big problem in Kuwait, but the water situation is manageable.”

In terms of water, Marafi said that the country’s current water capacity is 390 million gallons per day, and this would need to rise to 760 million gallons per day by 2020.
 

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