Ministry signs water and sanitation agreements worth SR 452 million

Updated 25 March 2013
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Ministry signs water and sanitation agreements worth SR 452 million

The Minister of Water and Electricity, Abdullah bin Abdulrahman Alhasin signed contracts for the implementation of water and sanitation projects across different parts of the Kingdom.
The projects are to cost a total cost of more than SR 452 million, and are part of his overall plan to achieve high growth rates and to keep pace with the accelerating growth in cities and provinces.
One contract includes the first draft for implementation of sewage networks and pumping stations in Biblarshi in the Baha district (first phase), amounted to cost SR 83.12 million and take place over 36 months. The second contract includes a sewage project in Baqaa in Hail, amounted to SR 37.89 million. The duration of the contract is 24 months. A third contract for the project involves supplying chemicals to operate treatment plants, wastewater treatment plants, and drinking water wells in the Eastern Region, amounted to cost SR 34.22 million and with a duration of 12 months.
The plan also includes a fourth contract, which is for developing central water stations in Dammam and Al Khafji in the Eastern Province. This project is projected to cost SR 33.1 million and the duration of the contract is 12 months. The fifth project incorporates a sewage system project in Hail (Phase III) in the amount of SR 26.9 million and duration of implementation determined to be 18 months.
A sixth project included in the contract addresses the operation and maintenance of the water piping system and its features in Abha in the Asir Province, at a cost of SR 22.5 million and with an implementation duration of the contract lasting 36 months. A seventh contract project seeks to establish reservoir and plant water distribution in Alamadh in the district of Khamis Mushayt in Asir.
The cost of the project is set at SR 19.5 million and has an implementation duration of 30 months. Finally, the eighth contract pertains to the implementation of water projects and sanitation in the districts of Almujama, Zulfi and Al Ghat in Riyadh. The project is to cost SR 16.1 million and the duration of the contract is 36 months.


Saudi Arabia gears up for live music festival during E-Prix race

Updated 6 min 42 sec ago
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Saudi Arabia gears up for live music festival during E-Prix race

  • International and Arab musicians are set to perform
  • The event will be held at the UNESCO heritage site of Ad Diriyah

DUBAI: Saudi Arabia will be hosting a three-day music festival during the Saudia Ad Diriyah E-Prix in December.

International and Arab musicians are set to perform for fans to celebrate the first staging of the Formula E race.

The event will be held at the UNESCO heritage site of Ad Diriyah where six major artists will be performing each night from December 13, 14 and after the race itself on December 15.

“The ‘Saudia’ Ad Diriyah E-Prix is set to be the hottest ticket in town for so many reasons, from breath-taking electric racing, to entertainment, to culture. Soon everyone will find out who is coming, and we can promise a festival of music that offers fans, friends and families an unmissable experience,” Vice-Chair of the Saudi Arabia General Sports Authority, Prince Abdulaziz Bin Turki Al-Faisal, said.

“We suggest fans avoid the rush by getting your ticket now to avoid disappointment after the names are released,” he added.