Gulf Countries to Complete Common Water Network by 2020

16 Nov 2012 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia

Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries plan to complete a common water network by 2020, according to officials in the region. The water ministries of the six member countries – Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates – estimate that it will cost an initial  $1 billion USD to complete the project, according to Gulf sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity. The decision to move ahead with the regional project is expected to be made during the GCC summit in Bahrain next month. Member countries will focus on building desalination plants, with water intakes located mainly on the shores of the Persian Gulf...

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