$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.


Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince meets with US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin

Updated 23 October 2018
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Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince meets with US Treasury Secretary Mnuchin

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman met with US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin on Monday.

The Saudi Crown Prince stressed the importance of Saudi-US strategic partnership and the future role of this partnership in accordance with the vision of the Kingdom 2030.