Kuwait spends big on water projects
Kuwait has spent around $5.28bn developing its water infrastructure
Kuwait has spent around $5.28bn developing its water infrastructure network over the past ten years, according to a new report.
The report by Kuwait Financial Centre, Markaz, said that projects carried out since 2005 and earmarked for completion by the end of 2014 had included water treatment projects worth $3.4bn.
The figires included the new Az-Zour North water plant, which has a capacity to produce up to 280 million imperial gallons per day (MIGD). This includes 15 distillation stations which will each have a capacity to produce 17 MIGD and a 25 MIGD reverse osmosis plant.
New projects will help to push production rates up from 128.2m gallons per day in 2011 to 142.2m by the end of 2015.
The report stated that the country - one of the world's driest - is the world's biggest consumer of water, with a consumption rate of 500 litres per person per day.