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

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


‘Our History is Misk’ revive 20 traditional professional figures in Jeddah

Cafes were an important part of Jeddah’s social life. (AN photo)
Updated 24 September 2018
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‘Our History is Misk’ revive 20 traditional professional figures in Jeddah

  • Cafes were an important part of Jeddah’s social life

JEDDAH: “Our History is Misk,” supported by the Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman bin Abdul Aziz Foundation, is being organized at the historical site of Jeddah.
The event is bringing nostalgia through a number of scenes that embody the life the city witnessed decades ago.
It comes as one of the activities of the foundation’s initiatives center and is part of its role in encouraging creativity and promoting national values in society.
The activities include an open theater to portray the professions of Jeddah citizens in the past. A number of local actors brought 20 extinct professions back to life through their performances.
One of the actors sits in the center, playing the role of the mayor, who used to help the people and solved their differences. Also showcased were the “decorator,” who is similar to barbers nowadays, the distribution of fabrics used in houses at the time, the selling of water in alleys for nominal amounts of money, and the restoration and cleaning of shoes.
Cafes were an important part of Jeddah’s social life. In them, people with all kinds of professions met to drink tea and listen to a storyteller.