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Al-Jouf Emir launches water and environmental projects at SR 111 million

HRH Prince Faisal bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz, Emir of Al-Jouf Region, launched today seven water and environmental projects costing SR 111 million at the Sakaka City, with the attendance of Engr. Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsen Al-Fadhli, Minister of Environment, Water, and Agriculture "MEWA".


Prince Faisal thanked Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, and His Crown Prince for taking interest in everything that would provide services to citizens and residents. He noted that these projects contribute to supporting the environmental, water and food sustainability in the region, in accordance with the objectives of the Saudi Arabian Vision 2030.


 For his part, Engr. Al Fadhli indicated that the projects would serve Sakaka, Al-Qurayat, Tabarjal, Abu Ajarm, Meqwa, and Al-Daabussia. He informed that the National Water Company "NWC" implemented five tanks with a storage capacity of 22,700 cubic meters, extending main lines and sub-networks in lengths of forty-one kilometers, as well as implementing 332 water household connections to serve approximately 4,500 beneficiaries.


The Minister added that projects were carried out with value of about 26 million Saudi Riyals to deliver drinking water to beneficiaries in the village of Al-Dabussiya in Al-Qaryat Governorate and the centers of Abu Ajarm and Meqwa in Tabarjal Governorate, in addition to two projects with more than 13 million to support environmental sustainability and the implementation of sub-networks and sanitation connections in The city of Sakaka and the Governorate of Al-Qaryat.


He pointed out that the projects included the drilling and operation of 11 ground wells in the central Al-Jouf water field and 7 wells in the Field of Al-Basita at a cost of more than 12 million Saudi Riyals, in addition to the implementation of a heavy concrete dam for the torrential stream in al-Marir Valley in the city of sakaka at a cost of more than 10 million Saudi Riyals.