$4.8 million for 63 water projects in Saudi Arabia's Tabuk

The total number of projects under implementation. (SPA)
Updated 04 August 2018

$4.8 million for 63 water projects in Saudi Arabia's Tabuk

  • The coverage of water networks has reached 100 percent, and 84 percent for sewage networks in populated areas

Tabuk has witnessed many achievements in the water sector in the past 12 months, including coverage of drinking water and wastewater networks, as well as reaching a number of districts and villages in different governorates of the region.
Among the most important were three new projects for drinking water and wastewater in Tayma, at a cost of SR26,197,440 ($6,985,984), recently inaugurated by Prince Fahd bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, the governor of Tabuk region.
He also laid the cornerstone for three other projects worth SR15,696,000. The coverage of water networks has reached 100 percent, and 84 percent for sewage networks in populated areas.
The surface covered by drinking water networks has reached more than 3,500 kilometers and the length of sewage networks more than 1,300 kilometers.
The director general of the General Water Services Department in Tabuk, Saleh bin Khalaf Al-Sharari, told the Saudi Press Agency that the number of water networks reached 71,000 connections and 38,000 sewage connections, bringing the coverage rate to 97 percent for drinking water and 82 percent for wastewater.
Also, two wells were introduced to support water sources and supply the neighborhoods of Nazim wal Nahda 2 in Tabuk, bringing the total number of wells to 188 in the region with a capacity of 162,000 cubic meters on a daily basis and putting to work four water purification plants in other villages, reaching a total of 25 plants with a 7,250 cubic meters daily capacity.
Al-Sharari said that the Public Administration of Water Services in Tabuk has received 40 projects at a cost of SR815 million and signed 29 contracts for water and sanitation projects in the region at a cost of SR555 million, as well as a four dams contract at a cost of SR63 million.
The total number of projects under implementation include seven worth SR239 million under the National Transformation Program 2018 initiatives.

MiSK, Qiddiya team up for internship program 

Updated 25 March 2019

MiSK, Qiddiya team up for internship program 

  • Interns will work on entertainment mega-project
  • Program open to university seniors and new graduates

RIYADH: A new internship program for young Saudis has been launched in the Kingdom, following a partnership between Misk Foundation and the Qiddiya Investment Company (QIC).

The program runs from June 16 to Aug. 31, 2019, and provides an opportunity for university seniors and recent graduates to be part of Qiddiya, an entertainment mega-project located 40 minutes from Riyadh.

Interns will have the chance to work at Qiddiya’s corporate offices alongside professionals from around the world and will be placed across 12 departments.

They will learn and develop skills that are required to succeed in their professional lives.

They will also gain exposure to QIC’s culture and learn from executives with over 20 years of experience across several sectors. 

QIC CEO Mike Reininger said: “We are contributing directly to the Saudi Vision (2030 reform plan) by creating a richer lifestyle for Saudi citizens while spurring innovation in the creative, hospitality and entertainment sectors. This unique opportunity allows students and fresh graduates to experience what it takes to be part of the change in Saudi by giving them the chance to work alongside a group of both local and international seasoned professionals. Thanks to this partnership with MiSK, we will be training the next generation of industry leaders.” 

Application to the program is open for those with fewer than two years of professional experience. Candidates must show strong academic credentials and submit a short video as part of their application.

King Salman led the Qiddiya ground-breaking ceremony in front of a global audience last April.

The project is aimed at helping to stem the $30 billion a year which Saudis currently spend abroad on tourism, and has the backing of the Kingdom’s Public Investment Fund.

It targets local, regional and international tourists and will be Saudi Arabia’s preeminent entertainment, sports and cultural destination.

It is expected to be the world’s largest entertainment city by 2030, with a total area of 334 square kilometers, surpassing Walt Disney World in Florida, which is only 110 sq. km.