NWC announces plans for $213m water and environmental projects in Asir

Projects will serve more than one million beneficiaries of water and sanitation services in cities, governorates, and centres of the region

Saudi Arabia’s National Water Company (NWC) has announced plans to develop water and environmental projects worth more than $213 million in the Asir region.

In a statement, NWC said that these projects will help serve more than one million beneficiaries of the water and sanitation services in cities, governorates, and centres of the region. These are aimed at increasing the coverage of water services, keeping pace with the growing demand for water services, improving the quality of water services provided and increasing the operational efficiency in water transmission and distribution.

The projects will also help in achieving the government’s aspirations to raise the level of water services provided to beneficiaries, as well as strengthening the water resources system, and water and environmental services infrastructure, the statement adds.

Emir of Asir Region Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdulaziz laid the foundation stone for 30 environmental and water projects in the region at a key ceremony in his office which was attended by Engineer Abdul Rahman bin Abdul Mohsen Al Fadhley the Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture; Engineer Mohammed Bin Ahmed Al Mowkely, the CEO of National Water Company, and other senior officials.

The scope of work includes the implementation of a transmission line from the water purification plant in The Rona reservoirs, the construction of a water purification plant on the Wadi Tindaha Dam, and the implementation of the project of the work of delivering treated water to Yalla (A) Park at Bisha Governorate, the NWC statement added.

These environmental projects also include drinking water reservoirs in Abha city with a 300,000-cubic metres capacity and a new transmission line from the purification plant at Wadi Tabala Dam to the centres of Tabala and Al Thaniya with a total capacity of 5,300 m3, in addition to a distribution plant for drinking water tankers to deliver to more than 20,000 beneficiaries, it added.


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