Saudi Arabia to launch 93 utility infrastructure projects worth $2.26bn

Projects mainly in the environment, water and agriculture sectors, senior government officials said

Saudi Arabia has announced plans to launch 93 projects, mainly linked the utility infrastructure development of the Kingdom, at an investment of US $2.26bn.

According to senior government officials, the projects are mainly aimed at boosting the environment, water and agriculture system in the region. They are set to be implemented by the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), the National Water Company and the National Centre for Vegetation Cover and Combating Desertification, in co-ordination with the Saudi Undersecretary for Water, they added.

The projects will support water and environmental sustainability and raise the operational efficiency of waterway transportation and distribution, they highlighted.

Prince Faisal bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Riyadh region, will formally launch the 93 projects at a special ceremony being held on 30 June, in the Kingdom’s capital.

In October 2021, Cummins Arabia and SWCC announced plans to develop hydrogen plant in the Kingdom, and in March 2022, East Pipes signed a $132mn steel pipes contract with SWCC for a water desalination project in the country. In May, an Engie-led consortium said that it broke ground on a new sustainable desalination plant in the Kingdom.

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