Saudi Arabia has ongoing water projects worth $7bn
324 projects are being implemented in major cities
Saudi Arabia's National Water Company (NWC) is currently working on 453 water projects worth US $7bn in major cities across the Kingdom, local media reported. Most of these projects are located in Riyadh, Jeddah, Makkah and Taif.
The projects are aimed at raising operational efficiency and coverage ratios in densely populated areas and keeping up with water demand and the provision of services in accordance with global standards, according to the NWC.
Significant projects include the implementation of water storage tanks and the rehabilitation of pumping stations, transmission lines and major and minor networks, in addition to increasing water connections and environmental services to houses.
It is estimated that 324 projects are being implemented in major cities at a total cost of US$ 2.1bn, while projects that have been awarded with signed contracts during 2013 amounted to more than US$ 1.4bn.