Projects include storm-water drainage systems, environmental health projects and walkways
Saudi Arabia has approved contracts worth $266 million to implement 168 municipal projects across 14 governorates, the state news agency reported.
Projects include storm-water drainage systems, environmental health projects, walkways, construction of municipality buildings and public facilities, seafront developments as well as several consultancy contracts, the Saudi Press Agency said.
Riyadh province will see projects worth $41.8 million for public parks, walkways, cultural centers and water networks, while Jeddah will have contracts worth $46.3 million awarded.
Projects in the Eastern Province – costing a total of $30.1 million – will include studies on disabled-friendly cities, the completion of northern Al-Khobar corniche, development of a number of Dammam districts, rehabilitation of rainwater drainage plants, the vegetable and meat market in Al-Khafji and a garbage-disposal plant in Al-Qaissoumah.
Asir Province will have projects worth $27.4 million awarded for maintenance of street lamps, projects to prevent floods, rainwater drainage, and maintenance of drainage canals in Mahayil Asir, Tanoumah, Dhahran Al-Janoub, Sarat Obeidah and Al-Farshah, natural recreation centers, public parks and walkways in Balqarn and Ahad Rufaidah.
Makkah projects will include preparation of plots for the planned district in Al-Bayda; management, operation and maintenance of a garbage dumping ground; and securing cleaning equipment for the municipality among others worth $11.3 million.
Rainwater drainage systems, recreation parks, garbage collection and disposal will be implemented in Hail worth $6.7 million.