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22 Jul 2021 MECCA
New type of memento distribution at this year's hajj: robot distribution of Zamzam water
3 Nov 2020 GENEVA, Switzerland
Environmental organisation WWF has released analysis of new water risk scenarios for 100 cities around the world.The city risk analysis, released on World Cities Day (31 October), includes scenarios in Beijing, Jakarta, Jaipur, Johannesburg, Istanbul, Hong Kong, Mecca and Rio de Janeiro, with almost half of the cities at risk being in China...
9 Jul 2020 RIYADH
Saudi Arabia has issued guidelines for the 1,000 or so pilgrims that will be allowed to perform the Hajj pilgrimage in Mecca later this month, an experience that will be unlike any before because of the coronavirus pandemic.Pilgrims will be only be able to drink holy water from the Zamzam well in Mecca that is packaged in plastic bottles, and pebbles for casting away evil that are usually picked up by pilgrims along Hajj routes will be sterilized and bagged ahead of time.
20 Aug 2019 RIYADH, Saudi Arabia
Contemporaneously with this year's Hajj season, the government of Saudi Arabia announced investment in new water developments totalling in excess of $825 Million USD.The projects include construction of a pipeline from the desal plant at Al-Shuaibah to Makkah (also known as Mecca) and other holy sites and expansion of the desal plant, which together are estimated to cost approximately $545 Million USD, according to reportage in Arabian Business...
8 Apr 2016 GRINDSTED
Denmark has become a bit of a mecca when it comes to sustainable water tech, as personified by the Billund BioRefinery wastewater treatment plant in Jutland. South Korea has already forked out 50 million kroner to get its hands on two of the water treatment plants, which will be among the most energy efficient in the world.
16 Aug 2013 ABUJA
The federal government yesterday approved about N2.1 billion for water supply to Abuja Technology Village as well as the sum of N131 million for the design of engineering infrastructure and production of tender documents for the phase five of the three zones of Kyami District (A-C), Abuja. FCT minister Senator Bala Mohammed, who gave the hint while briefing State House correspondents after the Federal Executive Council (FEC) meeting, said that the two projects were approved following two separate memos he tendered before FEC...
24 Jun 2013 MECCA
The water supply to Makkah will be reduced over the next two days because of a leak in the pipeline from Al-Shoaibah Plant. There would be no supply from the plant until the leak is fixed, said Sultan Al-Otaibi, spokesman of the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) in a statement. The leak appeared after recent repair work, he said...
14 May 2013 MAKKAH
Residents of a building in Saudi Arabia had banged the head of the landlord about the change in the taste of the drinking water until they decided to act on their own. When they opened the water tank on the roof, they found a dead man inside. The residents of the building in the western town of Makkah had noticed the change for two days before the stench from the decomposing body began to pervade their flats...
25 Sep 2012 RIYADH
VINCI Construction UK, in a joint venture with Al Muhaidib Contracting Company (AMC), has won two separate contracts in Jeddah with the Saudi Arabian National Water Company. The contracts, with a combined worth of over $179 million USD, are for the design and build of the Briman Strategic Water Reservoir and the Al Khumra Lifting Station...
13 Dec 2010 Saudi Arabia, MAKKAH
The water supply of Makkah, Saudi Arabia's third largest city and pilgrimage center for Muslims, will come under the management of French-Saudi consortium Saur-ZAMIL as terms of a $46 million USD agreement reached in July 2010 are implemented. As part of the kingdom's policy to privatize its water supply, the Saudi National Water Company (NWC) awarded the contract for water and wastewater management in the cities of Makkah and Taif to French water and wastewater firm Saur Group and its partner, Saudi infrastructure company the Zamil Group...
13 Sep 2010 SAUDI ARABIA, MAKKAH
Saudi King Abdullah opened a $186.6 million USD purification station to supply 5 million liters of Zamzam water to pilgrims in Makkah every day. The purification plant project took 30 months to complete. The plant has two main purification lines, each using a number of filters and a sterilization unit...
29 Mar 2010 SAUDI ARABIA, MAKKAH
Some $213 million USD in projects have been approved for the Makkah region, including water and sewage projects and strategic reservoir construction, according to the director of water in Makkah, Abdullah Hasnain. Hasnain said about $40 million USD would go toward water contracts in southern Makkah, and another $40 million USD would be used for a contract covering Al Bohairat, Al Omrah, Al Faiha and the old Jeddah Road...