The National Water Company has completed five environmental projects for new domestic connections in Kilo11 to Kilo16 regions of south Jeddah, at a cost of more than SAR463 million. All work related to domestic sewage connections have been completed and are ready for full operation.
The projects were for the installation of sub-pipelines and domestic connections in Al-Muntazahat district (Makkah old road, at a price of some SAR55 million; for Al-Wurod and Al-'Ubor districts ( Kilo16) costing SAR100 million; for Al-Fadl eastern district (Kilo15) costing SAR67 million; for Al-Aziziyah and Al-Fadl western districts costing more than SAR116 million; and one in Al-Muntazahat northern district and in the warehouses area in Quwaiza district (Kilo11) costing some SAR125 million.
Eng Muhammad bin Saleh Al-Ghamedi, Director General of Water in Makkah Region, said that the company exerted all efforts possible to complete the work in order to serve residents and reduce environmental harm. The NWC successfully completed similar projects in northern Jeddah three months ago with a total of 4,000 domestic connections.
He said that the NWC is continuing to progress its masterplan strategy of infrastructure development in order to enhance operational standards, and is committed to deliver the highest quality standards in accordance with the studies it performed in every city.
Eng Hasan Al-Qarni, Project Manager for the Western region, commented that the completed projects included more than 125km of pipelines and networks and 7,068 domestic connections serving more than 8,000 properties, benefiting more than 160,000 residents. The NWC is due to complete another 1,600 domestic connections to its sewage networks in Kilo11 region within the next three months. Additionally, several other enhancement projects have been awarded and are due to be completed by 2020, as part of National Transformation Plan initiatives to extend sanitation services to the entire region.