$200-million Saudi water project underway
A 774-million Saudi riyal ($206 million) contract has recently been signed between the Saudi ministry of agriculture and water with two Saudi companies, for the execution of the second phase of the water transfer project from Hunai to Riyadh. This major undertaking is designed to supply the potable water needs of Riyadh residents, according to KSAToday daily.
During the past five years, Saudi Arabia has implemented 19-billion Saudi riyals (five billion dollars) worth of water development plans. Currently, 336,000 cubic meters of treated sewage water is used for irrigation throughout the country.
Saudi Arabia is considered the world's largest producer of desalinated water, producing 520 million gallons daily in 25 plants. This quantity satisfies about 70 percent of the country’s drinking water requirements. ― (MENA Report)
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