NWC to connect Jeddah districts to sewage system
Project valued at $53.3m to link Rabwah, Al-Nuzha and Al-Faisaliya
Saudi Arabia’s National Water Company (NWC) has announced contracts valued at US $53.5 million to connect the Rabwah, Al-Nuzha and Al-Faisaliya districts of Jeddah to the city’s main sewage network, according to the Saudi Gazette. The work will be implemented after the end of Ramadan and consists of four contracts signed with ‘national companies’.
The first phase of the scheme is said to cover 50 percent of Al-Safa district houses, connecting 9,000 houses. Contractors have already started working on attaining the necessary permits from the city’s Mayoralty, before beginning excavation works.
The second phase of this major upgrade work is scheduled to begin in mid-2013, including 72,000 sewage connections, with a further 30,000 connections being made in 2015. Upon completion, sewage disposal trucks in the city will no longer be needed.