National Water Company (NWC) formed the Business Development Department in May 2010.This department while strengthening & evolving its in-house capabilities to meet its objectives and challenges in the best possible manner, has succeeded in achieving many important milestones in its journey ahead.Business Development Department (BDD ) Recent Announcements: RFP released in May/2012 and awarded during Sept/2012 to engage in Business Privatisation Initiative (BPI) for progressing with the next step in the water and wastewater privatisation processes ahead. The contract consisting of the financial/ commercial, technical and legal aspects of the business case was awarded to a consortium headed by KPMG and supported by AECOM and Al Jadaan / Clifford Chance combine..NWC BOD approved the way forward and laid down the boundaries for the formation of the following Joint Ventures (JV’s) with the international and local PRIVATE SECTOR PLAYERS under formation. JV 1: Enviro Services (Saudi Aramco) JV 2: TSE Sales in the Makkah region JV 3: NRW - Leak detection services . NWC is currently working on the formation of the following proposal activities. JV 4: Riyadh City Business Unit JV 5: Industrial Initiative JV6: Jeddah City Business Unit In addition to above NWC is also developing additional opportunities that could qualify to be spun off into individual strategic Joint Venture (JV’s) with the participation of private sector partners.