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Saudi Arabia to complete water storage project

Saudi Arabia’s National Water Company has completed 66% of the strategic water storage project, revealed a senior official

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Saudi Arabia’s National Water Company has completed 66% of the strategic water storage project, revealed a senior official.

Fawaz Bahlas, Jeddah businesses director at the NWC said that the project aims to build 21 concrete cisterns to preserve 4 million cubic litres of water.

“The entire project’s estimated cost is over SR1.5 billion. The project has completed its first phase by filling up 11 cisterns with a total capacity of 2 million cubic litres. Each cistern has the capacity for 187,500 cubic litres,” said Bahlas.

He also said the second phase of the project is 70% complete. “In the second phase six cisterns with a total capacity of a million cubic litres will be built. The third phase of the project is 31% complete and it includes the building of four cisterns,” said Bahlas. He also said the total capacity for the third phase is a million cubic litres.

“Each of the cisterns has a capacity of 250,000 cubic litres with a total cost of SR451 million. The project, started in 2012, aims to solve the issue of water shortage in various neighbourhoods and districts of Jeddah,” said Bahlas.

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