Forum to review Japan’s efforts in Saudi water sector

The SWF is organized by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, and will take place at the Hotel Fairmont in Riyadh. (Social media)
Updated 16 March 2019
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Forum to review Japan’s efforts in Saudi water sector

  • Among the topics it will discuss water desalination, distribution, investment, and policies and legislation

RIYADH: The Saudi Water Forum (SWF), taking place March 17-19, will hold a workshop on Japan’s contributions to the Saudi water sector as part of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 reform plan.
The SWF is organized by the Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture, and will take place in Riyadh.
The workshop is part of a series of meetings aimed at promoting sustainable development of the water sector, exchanging expertise, attracting investments, and increasing localization of water technologies.
The forum will be held under the patronage of the minister of environment, water and agriculture, Abdulrahman Al-Fadhli.
Among the topics it will discuss water desalination, distribution, investment, and policies and legislation. SPA Riyadh


Houthis targetted civilian facility in Najran with an explosives-laden drone, says Arab Coalition

Updated 21 May 2019
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Houthis targetted civilian facility in Najran with an explosives-laden drone, says Arab Coalition

  • Houthis also fired two ballistic missiles toward the holy city of Makkah and Jeddah on Monday

RIYADH: Houthi militants had tried to hit a civilian facility in Saudi Arabia's southern border province of Najran with a drone carrying explosives, the Arab Coalition supporting Yemen's legitimate government said on Tuesday.
In a statement carried by the Saudi Press Agency (SPA), Colonel Turki Al-Maliki, the spokesman of the Saudi-led military coalition said the target was a vital facility.
"The Houthi-backed terrorist militia of Iran continues to carry out acts of terrorism that pose a real threat to regional and international security by targeting civilian objects and civilian facilities, as well as civilian citizens and residents of all nationalities," Al-Maliki said.

The statement did not mention casualties and gave no further details.

Earlier on Monday, Al-Maliki said Houthis fired two ballistic missiles toward the holy city of Makkah and Jeddah but both were shot down by Saudi air defense forces.

The Iran-backed Houthis have fired dozens of missiles at targets in Saudi Arabia, including the capital Riyadh, since the Arab Coalition intervened in 2015 to restore the government of President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi, which was ousted in a Houthi coup.