Jeddah water storage plan launch in 2014

Updated 15 August 2013
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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.


Saudi efforts to promote tolerance, moderation lauded

Updated 23 July 2019
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Saudi efforts to promote tolerance, moderation lauded

RIYADH: The rector of the Islamic University of Brussels hailed Saudi efforts to promote moderate Islam, reject extremism, fight against terrorism, serve the religion and its followers, and respond to aberrant ideologies that have harmed the Muslim world.

Dr. Mustafa Khader Donmez also praised the programs carried out by the Saudi Ministry of Islamic Affairs, Dawah and Guidance.

“The Kingdom has established specialized scientific, educational and media institutions, called for the unity of the Islamic nation, and cooperated with all that strengthens the nation’s unity and preserves its security,” he said.

“Saudi Arabia has been holding conferences inside and outside the Kingdom, to which it invited scholars and specialists, in cooperation with regional and international bodies to promote Islamic tolerance and address the causes of extremism and terrorism.”

Donmez said the Kingdom has invited Islamic institutions and international bodies to implement programs and events that fight extremism and condemn terrorism.

“The Kingdom is keen to promote international peace and communication between cultures and the followers of different religions through calling for interreligious and intercultural dialogue, a domain in which the Kingdom has been a pioneer,” he added.

Saudi Arabia “has taken the lead in spending for this purpose as it is in line with its high status on the Islamic and international levels,” he said. SPA Riyadh