JEDDAH: ARAB NEWS
Monday 9 July 2012
Last Update 9 July 2012 4:43 pm
The National Water Company has announced plans to carry out a number of infrastructure projects valued at SR 4 billion in Riyadh to expand water and sewage services in the province.
“The new projects are aimed at improving water and sewage services,” a NWC statement said, adding that the projects would be implemented following international standards.
“We are now preparing a strategic plan for Riyadh, especially to distribute new quantities of water coming from the Eastern Province city of Ras Al-Khair,” the company said.
The desalination plant in Ras Al-Khair will pump 800,000 cubic meters of water daily to Riyadh, NWC said, adding that the new pipeline projects would cost SR 3 billion.
The new projects include installation of pipes with a total length of 580 km and setting up of water tanks with a capacity of 1.5 million cubic meters, including three strategic tanks.
The three tanks with a capacity of 300,000 and 600,000 cubic meters, will be set up in the north, west and south of Riyadh.
“We are also carrying out a number of projects to construct main water pipelines, establish sewage networks and give home connections at a total cost of SR 1 billion.” NWC has given more than 400,000 home connections.
The demand for home connections is increasing at the rate of 18,000 annually, it added.
Arab News is not responsible for the view points, opinions and actions expressed by online commenters. Individual posts do not reflect Arab News' points of view or opinion, and abusive content will be removed