Rising Costs Threaten Desalination Plant Project in Kuwait

17 Sep 2007 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT
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— Faced with unexpected cost increases, Kuwait's first seawater desalination plant project is on hold. The Ministry of Electricity & Water is discussing internally whether the project should even become a reality, according to Kuwaiti officials. The new, increased cost estimate was presented to the government after bids from prospective investors showed that the whole project is more expensive than originally forecast. Kuwait is planning to set up a reverse osmosis seawater desalination plant. In the first financial report, the Ministry of Electricity & Water had estimated that the project could cost some $214 million USD...

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