NWC calls on private sector to develop sewage plants

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Updated 02 August 2020

NWC calls on private sector to develop sewage plants

The National Water Company (NWC) has invited private sector participation for the development and operation of 114 sewage treatment plants with a total daily capacity of 5.1 million m3/day. The move is in implementation of the National Water Strategy 2030 objectives that include increasing water investments and engaging the private sector in a number of projects in the coming years.
The company said that it intends to launch the first phase by procuring contracts covering 15 sewage treatment plants with a total daily capacity of 2.5 million m3/day, which is 50 percent of the total treatment capacity in the Kingdom. A request for qualification (RFQ) has been sent out with regards to five long-term operation and maintenance contracts covering the 15 plants.
 

 


LuLu stores in Saudi Arabia launch Indian food festival

Updated 13 August 2020

LuLu stores in Saudi Arabia launch Indian food festival

  • The week-long event, in celebration of India’s Independence Day, features about 2,000 products

LuLu Hypermarkets is celebrating India’s Independence Day, which falls on Aug. 15, with an Indian-themed food festival across its stores in Saudi Arabia.

The week-long promotion, which continues until Aug. 18, features about 2,000 Indian products, including organic groceries, fresh foods, ethnic delicacies and desserts.

“We are trying to showcase the versatility and diversity of Indian food products handpicked by our well-spread supply chain in India and across the world,” said Shehim Mohammed, director of LuLu Hypermarkets Saudi Arabia.

The proximity of India to the Kingdom means that more fresh products arrive regularly, he added, most of which are flown in to maintain their freshness “as we move closer to a farm-to-fork concept in (the Kingdom), featuring both locally and internationally sourced ranges.”

As Saudi Arabia gears up for the start of the new school term, LuLu has also launched its back-to-school promotions.