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Saudi approves $220m water spend

Contracts focus on sewage systems, new plants and pumping stations

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The new batch of spending includes 32 deals aimed at improving water and wastewater infrastructure. (GETTY IMAGES)
The new batch of spending includes 32 deals aimed at improving water and wastewater infrastructure. (GETTY IMAGES)

Saudi Arabia’s Ministry of Water and Electricity has approved US $220 million worth of contracts on water and sewage projects across the country, according to Saudi Press Agency. The projects are said to include the construction of new water reservoirs, transmission pipelines, improved water and sanitation networks and pumping stations.

The new batch of spending includes 32 contracts, including a $75 million spend on a new water feeder line in Qassim province.

There appears to be no let up in spending from the Kingdom, with a report from as recently as the end of March suggesting the ministry had signed off on another 29 water-focused deals worth a combined $138 million. At the same time, a succession of recent contract announcements from the Ministry and Saudi Electricity Company have been aimed at improving the country’s power network.
 

 

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