RIYADH: Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture Abdul Rahman Al-Fadli signed a number of contracts to operate and maintain a series of water and sewage projects in five regions of the Kingdom, the Saudi Press Agency (SPA) said.
The cost of the water and sewage projects totaled SR146.7 million ($39.19 million), the agency said.
One of these contracts concerns operation and maintenance of a water and sewage project in Qatif province, in the eastern region, at the cost of SR53.7 million to be carried out within a period of 36 months.
Makkah villages and centers will receive water projects at the cost of SR14.9 million, while Baha villages will receive a water network operation and maintenance project worth SR6.8 million, with an implementation period of 36 months for each project.
Another contract covers a water carrier line from the Abu Marwa wells to a ground reservoir in Dhalm, Makkah region, at a cost of SR20.1 million; another for a water purification plant project in Riyadh province was signed for SR15 million.
Additionally, another two contracts were signed for water projects in Abha and Asir regions at a cost of SR13.3 million and SR10.2 million, respectively, the agency said.
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