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Water arrives in Najran

Project sees underground reserves pumped to districts in south Saudi

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Water is to be pumped to every household in Saudi, say authorities. (Getty Images)
Water is to be pumped to every household in Saudi, say authorities. (Getty Images)

A project to utilise underground water in the Saudi Arabia’s Empty Quarter has started pumping water to districts in Najran, the Arab News has reported.

The region’s wells are now capable of pumping 50,000 cubic metres of water a day, which is collected initially in the first pumping station at Nuqaiha, and then on to Najran by booster stations.

“Water supplied by 12 wells in the Empty Quarter are collected at a location 130km east of Najran city, before being supplied to various districts,” said Saleh Heshlan, Director General of the water department in Najran province in a statement to the Saudi Press Agency.

The project comes as part of a national plan to ensure water is provided to every house in the Kingdom – even remote villages – and this latest development will see water brought to Al-Fahd and Athayabah districts.
 

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