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KSA signs $147mn water and electricity deals

Rising water demand is generating increased demand for electric power

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Saudi Arabia's Minister of Water and Electricity Abdullah bin Abdulrahman Al-Hossein
Saudi Arabia's Minister of Water and Electricity Abdullah bin Abdulrahman Al-Hossein

Saudi Arabia's Minister of Water and Electricity, Abdullah bin Abdulrahman Al-Hossein, has signed a number of contracts to implement several water and sanitation projects in various parts of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia at a total cost of more than US $147mn.

The implementation of these projects by the Ministry of Water and Electricity comes within the framework of royal directives of the government under the leadership King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud.

Several new neighborhoods in Jeddah, Al-Mohamadia, the three Al-Marwa districts and Harmain 1 and 2, have no electricity.

The inexorably rising demand for water is generating increased demand for electric power to run additional desalination plants.

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