King Fahd Dam gates opened

King Fahd Dam is one of the largest concrete dams in the Middle East. (SPA)
Updated 02 April 2017

King Fahd Dam gates opened

JEDDAH: The Ministry of Environment, Water and Agriculture’s branch in Bisha opened the gates of King Fahd Dam to discharge 40 million cubic meters of dam inventory safely, said the director of water services and supervisor of the dam in Bisha, Attia Al-Thaqafi.
He said the water will be used for controlled agriculture, watering neighboring farms, replenishing groundwater and compensating for surface water reduced due to drought along Bisha valley.
The dam was constructed to protect the area from floods, feed the water-bearing sedimentary layers, compensate for water withdrawal from the area’s groundwater reservoir and feed the water-purification plant that was built after the dam was constructed.
It is one of the largest concrete dams in the Middle East.


COVID-19 claims 42 more lives in Saudi Arabia

Updated 12 July 2020

COVID-19 claims 42 more lives in Saudi Arabia

  • The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom has increased to 167,138
  • A total of 2,223 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far

RIYADH: Saudi Arabia recorded 42 more deaths from COVID-19 and 2,779 new confirmed cases of the disease on Sunday.
Of the new cases, 247 were recorded in Riyadh, 191 in Jeddah, 164 in Hufof, 157 in Dammam and 157 in Makkah.
The total number of recoveries in the Kingdom increased to 167,138 after 1,742 more patients recovered from the virus.
A total of 2,223 people have succumbed to the virus in the Kingdom so far.