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Business & Money | Friday 10 May, 2024 1:41 am |
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NWC begins implementing 12 water and sanitation projects at SR 1.5b in the Eastern Province

The National Water Company (NWC), represented by the Eastern Cluster, announced the start of implementation of 12 projects worth SR 1.5 Billion to strengthen the components of its system in the Eastern Province. NWC aims to increase service coverage and reduce environmental damage to the residents of 50 districts in Dammam city and the governorates of Al-Khobar, Al-Qatif, Al-Ahsa and Hafr Al-Batin.

 

The company began implementing its major projects in the city of Dammam and the governorate of Al-Bayda, where it started work on Phase II of the King Fahd Suburb Sanitary Drainage Network Project and related plans worth more than SR 427 Million. Under this project, NWC will extend the system networks to 357 kilometers and establish 5 wastewater lifting stations with a total capacity of 23,808 cubic meters per day to improve environmental services in the suburbs (fourth, fifth, seventh, eighth, ninth and tenth) and Al Nada and Amana districts. In addition, the company started the implementation of a project to replace the main and feeder water lines at a length of 122 kilometers in the districts of Al-Dawasir, Al Adama, Workers City, Al-Amamra, Abdullah Fuad and Al-Souq, at more than 62 million Saudi Riyals, with the aim of improving the quality of the water system in these districts.

 

In Al-Khobar governorate, the company explained that it started implementing four projects; the most remarkable of them are two with a total cost of more than 530 million Saudi Riyals for sanitation services. They will be implemented by laying main lines and feeder networks with a total length of more than 169 kilometers, constructing five sewage-lifting stations, and upgrading other five lifting stations with a total capacity of 205,560 cubic meters per day. They will serve the districts of Al-Rakah, Cordoba, Al-Tahliya, Al-Hamra, Al-Fawazia, Ibn Sina, Al-Ta'awun, Al-Amwaj and Al-Souq at a total cost of 62 million Saudi Riyals.

 

NWC clarified that it has started the implementation of (4) projects in Khobar Governorate, especially two projects with a total cost of more than (530) million riyals for sewage services by laying main lines and sub-networks with a total length of more than (169) linear kilometers, constructing (5) sewage lift stations and developing (5) lift stations with a total capacity of (205,560) cubic meters per day to serve the districts of Al-Rakah, Cordoba, Al-Tahliyah, Al-Hamra, Al-Fawaziyah, Ibn Sina, Al-Ta'awwaa, Al-Ta'awaj, Al-Lulwa, Rawabi, and Al-Jawhara. 

 

On the other hand, the company started to complete the implementation of two water projects by extending the main and feeder water lines with a length of 50 kilometers in different areas in Al-Aziziyah to serve the districts of Al-Kawthar, Al-Hamra, Al-Rawabi, Al-Khuzama and part of the Green Belt at a cost of more than 27 million Saudi Riyals. In addition, NWC completed the construction of Al-Salmaniya Water Station in Dhahran at a cost of nearly 17 million Saudi Riyals, with a water pumping capacity of 8,640 cubic meters per day, to increase the level of services provided to the residents of Al-Salmaniya district.

 

The company also pointed out that it has started the implementation of three projects in the Governorate of Al-Qatif, one of which costs more than 250 million Saudi Riyals to develop existing lift stations, implement sewage lines and networks with a total length of 52 kilometers, and upgrade nine existing sewage treatment plants (STPs) with a total capacity of 283,000 cubic meters per day to eliminate environmental damage in the districts of Safawi, Al-Awamiya, Hala Muhaish, Anak, Umm Al Hamam, Sehat, and Al Jish.

 

In continuation of the implementation of environmental services projects, the project to complete the expansion of the binary treatment plant in Safwa at a cost of more than 92 million Saudi Riyals with a capacity of 30,000 cubic meters per day to increase the operational efficiency of the plant and achieve the best performance rates. On the waterside, the company has begun the completion of a project at a cost of more than 15 million Saudi Riyals to expand the water network lines with a length of 32,000 meters, replacing old valves with modern ones to serve the districts of Khuwailidiyah, Al-Jash, Halat Mahish, Al-Jaroudiyah, Tarut, Sehat, Al-Qadih, Al-Qadih and Al-Tubi).

 

In the Governorate of Al-Ahsa, the company started the implementation of two projects, the first of which, at a cost of more than 24 million Saudi Riyals, is concerned with the qualification and completion of water and wastewater facilities and the implementation of networks with a length of 7,000 meters to serve the Diyar Al-Ahsa district. The other project worth about 3 million Saudi Riyals to extend a 1,205-meter wastewater transmission line and connect it to the Al-Maqrabiya lift station in Al-Ayoun to serve the districts of Rabiya Al-Ahsa and parts of Al-Muqrabiya.

 

NWC announced that it has started work to complete the implementation of a water project at a cost of more than 24 million Saudi Riyals to expand the service coverage in Hafr Al-Batin Governorate and Qaysumah Center to serve the districts of Al-Massif, Al-Murooj, Al-Muhammadiyah, Al-Rawda, Al-Nuzha and Al-Wadi, where it will lay water network lines with a total length of 128 kilometers. The company will continue to implement its current and future projects with the highest quality standards and using the latest available technologies to achieve its strategy and improve the level of services provided to the residents of the Eastern Province.

 

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