Jeddah water storage plan launch in 2014

Updated 15 August 2013

Jeddah water storage plan launch in 2014

The strategic water storage project in Jeddah will be launched in the second quarter of 2014, said the National Water Company (NWC).
The project is the first of its kind in the city to solve the problem of the increasing demand for water. NWC aims to find radical solutions to the challenges facing the water sector and the environmental treatment in general.
Louay Al-Musalam, CEO of the company, said during an inspection tour of the project that all tools and equipment to implement the project are of high quality and in compliance with international standards and specifications.
The first stage involves the construction of eight cylindrical reservoirs made of reinforced concrete, each accommodating 188,000 cubic meters of water.
“Total storage capacity of the first stage will amount to 1.5 million cubic meters, with a cost of more than SR540 million,” said Al-Musalam, adding: “Three more reservoirs will be built later with a storage capacity of half a million cubic meters. This will bring the total capacity to 2 million cubic meters.”
He said that bids for the implementation of the second stage of the project would soon be called. “Storage capacity of the second stage will amount to 2 million cubic meters. Once all stages are completed, the total storage capacity of water for Jeddah will reach 6 million cubic meters, with a cost of about SR2.2 billion,” he said.

Saudia boss issues tribute to cabin crew killed in Sri Lanka bomb attacks

Updated 18 min 39 sec ago

Saudia boss issues tribute to cabin crew killed in Sri Lanka bomb attacks

  • The airline announced on Monday that the two cabin crew had been killed in the attacks
  • The death toll in Sri Lanka rose to 321 on Tuesday and includes many nationalities

DUBAI: The director general of Saudi Arabian Airlines has paid tribute to the two cabin crew who were killed in Sunday’s terror attacks in Sri Lanka.

Cabin manager, Ahmed Zain Jaafari, steward Hani Maged Othman, were in one of the hotels when one of the attackers detonated his device on Sunday - a third crew member was slightly injured.

The two were initially unaccounted for, but on Monday night the airline released a statement confirming they had died.

In a statement issued to the airline’s staff and on the Twitter account on Tuesday, director general Saleh Bin Nasser Al-Jasser praised the two for their service to the company and country.

“Myself, the entire management team and all of the team members of Saudi Arabia Airlines are with very heavy hearts, filled with deep sorrow as the airline confirms that two of its cabin crew members have passed away in the explosions which took place in Colombo, Sri Lanka,” Al-Jasser said in the statement.

“Each have a long tenure supporting the airline. These two gentlemen whole-heartedly served their country and SAUDIA with great pride and loyalty. All of us mourn for Ahmed and Hani, who are our brothers for eternity and our hearts are filled with pain for the indescribable loss that their families are facing.”