The Saudi government has announced plans to set up wastewater treatment projects in the cities of Jeddah and Dammam besides the Northern Border region with the help of three global consultant companies.
These projects will be offered to private sector establishments on a build-operate-transfer basis, said a senior government official.
The cost of implementing the projects’ networks, connections and wastewater transmission lines is likely to hit SR2.2 billion ($586.6 million), revealed Mohammed bin Ahmed Mukli, the undersecretary of the ministry and CEO of the National Water Company (NWC).
The projects in the Northern Border will cover provinces such as Turaif, Arrar and Saqaqam, stated the NWC official.
The initial project will be a sewage treatment plant near Jeddah airport, which is slated to have a capacity of 500,000 cu m per day, he added.