NWC unveils strategic water storage projects worth SR9bn

Updated 14 March 2014
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NWC unveils strategic water storage projects worth SR9bn

Abdullah Al-Assaf, the director of the National Water Company’s Jeddah branch said the total cost of the strategic storage projects in Jeddah stands at SR9 billion. He said the installation of 80 percent of home connections will be completed by the end of next year.
The National Water Company announced projects for the strategic storage of water which aims to provide water in emergency situations, reduce the challenges facing the growing demand on water and achieve water security for the Kingdom by storing water reserves for Jeddah of more than ten million cubic meters.
Jeddah Gov. Prince Mishaal bin Majed was briefed recently on the company’s project during a meeting with Al-Assaf. The first phase of the projects, involve Briman 1 reservoirs with a capacity of two million cubic meters to be completed by the end of this year.
The second phase, Briman 2 with a capacity of one million cubic meters will be completed by 2015, while the third phase involve the Al-Faisalyah reservoirs with a capacity of one million cubic meters, to be completed in 2015 also.
The strategic storage projects include Briman 3 as well with a capacity of one million cubic meters of water, the North reservoir with a capacity of three million cubic meters and the South with two million cubic meters.
The prince was also familiarized with drinking water networks that have been completed recently, and the other networks under implementation in a number of neighborhoods in the city.
The other projects involve the sewage network projects, the triple treatment project whose connections were completed in 2012 in the neighborhoods of Al-Salamah, Al-Bawadi, Al-Marwah and part of Al-Safa neighborhood. Last year’s connections for the neighborhoods of Al-Nuzha, Al-Rabwah, part of Al-Rawdah, Al-Khalidiyah, Al-Faisalyah and Al-Shatei’ have been completed.
This year, other neighborhoods will see the installation of the sewage network and home connections, such as the remaining parts of Al-Shatei’, Al-Nahdha and Al-Muhammadyah.
The water company has also started to expand and raise the efficiency of the sewage network in Al-Balad area and the old neighborhoods at a cost of SR227 million. The treatment stations will be completed by the end of 2017 to reach 11 treatment stations in total.


GEA and Misk launch ‘Entertainment Pioneers’ program

Updated 26 June 2019
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GEA and Misk launch ‘Entertainment Pioneers’ program

RIYADH: The General Authority for Entertainment (GEA) launched its “Entertainment Pioneers” program, in partnership with the Initiatives Center at the Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdulaziz Foundation (Misk).

The program aims to prepare citizens, and especially fresh graduates, to work with the most renowned international companies in the field of entertainment, to gain experience, develop their skills in the field, and enable them to integrate this sector and contribute to its development and prosperity.

The program is part of GEA’s strategy to develop the sector of entertainment in accordance with the best international standards, and to provide it with qualified national competencies in this field, to meet the objectives of the Quality of Life program, a basic part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.

The first stage of the program will kick off in collaboration with a leading American entertainment company that employs 44,000 people worldwide, and that has a record of more than 30,000 entertainment programs and 100 festivals, with its sales surpassing of 500 million tickets per year.

In addition, various international companies are participating in the event, in order to train Saudis in the tasks of planning, organization and management of entertainment programs and projects.

As part of its plans to develop and increase the size of local content in the entertainment sector, GEA is launching several other initiatives to train Saudi cadres develop their skills, and to integrate the job market especially in small and medium enterprises in the field of entertainment.

For registration a webpage was set on the link: https://misk.org.sa/fellowship/services/live-nation/