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$273mn new desalination plant for Umm Al Quwain

The new plant will be able provide 150 million gallons of water a day for the next 25 years

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Fourteen bids have been submitted to build a Dh1bn ($273mn) desalination plant in UAQ.

The new plant will be able provide 150 million gallons of water a day for the next 25 years, reported Aletihad newspaper.

The Federal Electricity and Water Authority is also building four other plants in Fujairah, UAQ and Ajman.

The project is aligned with the National Agenda and the UAE 2021 vision to enhance water capacity to cater for the UAE population growth and preserve underground water resources.

The company that will implement the project will be selected in February 2017 with construction work expected to be completed by 2020.

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