Saudi Arabia to build $1bn desalination plants
The plants will boost water production and supply in various cities within the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia
Two desalination plants, costing a total of $1.06 (SR4bn), will be built in the cities of Al-Khobar and Jubail in the Eastern Province.
Abdurahman Al-Fadli, Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture and also chairman of the board of Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) made the announcement recently
“The plants will contribute to pumping of more than one million additional cubic meters of water daily to various cities in the Eastern Province,” said Al-Fadli.
“The projects will be implemented by taking advantage of highly advanced technologies and world-class standards so as to improve the efficiency of production and bringing down operational costs.”
The desalination projects that are expected to go on stream by the middle of 2021 have already been approved by the Saudi King, Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud as part of wide efforts to improve the water production and distribution infrastructure in Saudi Arabia.