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 Arabia’s King Salman will patronize the launch of the Qiddiya Project

Updated 24 April 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will patronize the launch of the Qiddiya Project

JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia’s King Salman will patronize on Wednesday the launch of the “Qiddiya” Project which is the new entertainment, sports and cultural destination in the Kingdom.
The project will be built in Al-Giddiya area, some 40 km west of the capital, Riyadh.
The foundation stone ceremony of will be attended by a host of local and international officials, as well as a number of decision-makers, major investors and representatives of the regional and international companies, marking the launch of the project’s formal infrastructure. The first phase will be completed by 2022.
In a statement to Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Dr. Fahd bin Abdullah Tounsi, Secretary General of the Foundation Council of the Qiddiya Project of the Public Investment Fund (PIF) said that the inauguration of this vital project is a real translation of the aspirations of the Kingdom’s wise leadership and its relentless efforts to develop mega projects that would contribute effectively to achieve many direct and indirect economic returns, and to advance sustainable development for the benefit of the homeland and the citizen, in accordance with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
“About two-thirds of the Kingdom’s population is under the age of 35. There is a great need for Qiddiya Project to provide them with entertainment. The project will save about $30 billion, which will be used to develop the domestic economy and create new job opportunities for Saudi youths,” he added.
For his part, Michael Reininger, Chief Executive of Qiddiya, said, “we are delighted to be a key contributor to boost the Kingdom’s economic development and investment, not only for the entertainment industry but also to projects that will develop the capabilities the young Saudi people.”