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Jazan Water launches second phase of Bish dam purification plant

The General Directorate for Water Services in Jazan region announced the launching of the second phase of the water purification plant of Bish dam, with a daily capacity of 20,000m3 as part of the water distribution sector's programs to enhance supply in the region.

Eng Bandar Jabr, the Director General, said that the current daily production capacity of purified water for this phase will be some 20,000m3, and that it will increase gradually to reach some 75,000m3 a day.

"Once all extension projects, costing SAR86 million, are completed, the productivity of the purification plant will finally reach a stunning 150,000m3/day, an achievement that will greatly enhance water supply operations". This plan comes in line with the objectives of the Vision2030 as it enables maximum utilization of dam water which directly cuts rainwater wasting.

The Director General extended his thanks to the Region's governor and his deputy for their continuous follow-up and directions as well as their care for the region and the executed service projects. Additionally, the following up of HE the Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture, and the overseeing of the CEO of the National Water Company both had positive impact on the implementation. The project aims to supply customers' needs, expand services and increase coverage to keep up with the growing demand on drinking water.