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Jeddah to invest $2.5bn in water projects

NWC has 76 ongoing projects in the region

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NWC is targeting water projects worth US $9.6bn in the next five years
NWC is targeting water projects worth US $9.6bn in the next five years

Saudi Arabia's National Water Company (NWC) has said that over 207 projects costing over US $2.5bn are being implemented in Jeddah for the development of infrastructure in, including the implementation of water, sewage and domestic connections in residential neighborhoods.

The company has 76 ongoing projects worth US $2mn that were grounded in 2013 and 131 fresh projects costing more than US $666mn are expected to be completed this year.

NWC was targeting projects worth US $9.6bn in the next five years to continue to improve services provided by the water and environmental systems in Riyadh, Jeddah, Makkah and Taif.

Considered to be the most prominent project, the NWC is implementing major sanitation lines in the north of Jeddah at present. In addition, it is also implementing sub-networks, household connections and sewage in the districts of Al-Rawda, Al-Faisaliah and the beach lengths of approximately 174 km.

The company explained that it is also currently working on the second phase of strategic storage establishment in the Breman area with a capacity of one million cubic meters at a cost of over US $100mn.

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