His Highness Prince Jiluwy bin Abdulaziz bin Musaed, Amir of Najran Region, praised the support and care of the government of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and His Royal Highness the Crown Prince, May God Protect them, to the water sector of the Ministry of Environment, Water, and Agriculture "MEWA". This is shown in the environmental initiatives launched recently by HRH the Crown Prince, May God Protect him, like the Green Saudi Initiative, and leading the regional efforts to achieve the global goals to combat the threat of climate change through the Green Middle East initiative.
Prince Jiluwy stressed that protecting and promoting the natural environment in the Kingdom is a strategic goal in the Saudi Arabian Vision 2030, by adopting a comprehensive vision of precious ecosystems, in addition to promoting sustainable agricultural practices throughout the Kingdom, which helps to provide safe and high-quality local foodstuff to citizens and residents, while maintaining water balance.
This speech was delivered during His Highness' inauguration today of 7 water and environmental sanitation projects costing more than 306 million Saudi Riyals to serve more than 63,000 beneficiaries. The event was attended by His Excellency Engineer Abdul Rahman bin Abdul Mohsen Al Fadhli, Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture "MEWA", Engineer Nemer Al-Shebl, CEO of the National Water Company "NWC", and a number of officials of the environment, water and agriculture system, at Prince Mashal bin Abdullah Hall for Conferences and Events in Najran.
His Excellency Eng. Abdul Rahman bin Abdul Mohsen Al Fadhli, MEWA Minister, in his speech at the inauguration ceremony, noted that the water projects launched, included the implementation of NWC's 3 projects, namely construction of operational tank to balance pressures in the network with a total capacity of 3300 cubic meters, extension of water networks in lengths exceeding 200 km, and extending more than 2,480 household water connections that will contribute to the service of more than 10,000 beneficiaries, at a cost of more than 60 million Saudi Riyals. The Minister pointed out that these projects were constructed to strengthen the system of delivering drinking water to beneficiaries, and increase the coverage of water services in six districts in Najran city and the governorates of Khabash and Habuna.
"NWC completed implementation of three other projects in environmental sanitation, to increase the coverage of sanitation services in 8 districts in Najran city, and several districts of Sharoura Governorate, by extending more than 178 kilometers long of main and branch networks and implementation of more than 12,960 household sewage drainage connections that will contribute to the service of more than 53,000 beneficiaries, at a cost of more than 243 million Saudi Riyals, to enhance the coverage of environmental services and support their sustainability in the region" Minister Al-Fadhli said. MEWA drilled and operated a tube underground well, a pumping station, and a tanker filling station in Khabash Governorate with a production capacity of more than 2,200 cubic meters per day to increase drinking water sources, within the objectives of the environment, water and agriculture system, and the desert and remote areas initiative to enhance their water resources, at a cost of more than 2,100,000 Saudi Riyals.
Minister Al-Fadhli confirmed that launch of water, environmental and agricultural projects in Najran Region is part of the embodiment of the generous care of the Custodian of The Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and HRH the Crown Prince, May God Protect them, and their interest in providing the basic needs of citizens in all regions, and meeting the growing demand for water as a result of the comprehensive development of Najran Region in various fields, and maximizing utilization of all available sources in order to achieve sustainability in accordance with the objectives of Saudi Arabian Vision 2030. Al-Fadhli praised the interest and follow-up of His Highness the Prince of Najran Region for water projects and environmental and agricultural services in the region.