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31 Jan 2019 RIYADH
Almar Water Solutions, part of Abdul Latif Jameel, has been awarded a contract to develop a desalination plant in the city of Shuqaiq, on the Red Sea coast of Saudi Arabia. Over $600m will be invested in the project, creating 700 jobs, in line with Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030 and its objectives to increase investment and employment opportunities.
21 Jan 2018 RIYADH
Saudi Arabia plans to build nine desalination plants for more than 2 billion riyals ($530 million) on the Red Sea coast, its environment minister said on Sunday. The plants will have capacity of 240,000 cubic meters of water per day and will be completed in less than 18 months.
14 Jul 2017 TEL AVIV, Israel
Israel and the State of Palestine this week reached agreement around development of the Red-Sea Dead Sea canal project that will include the sale of 33 million cubic liters of water to the Palestine National Authority (PA).The project is part of a larger plan, which includes Jordan, to send water through the pipeline from the Red Sea to the Dead Sea...
14 Dec 2016 AMMAN
Jordan’s Water and Irrigation Ministry has short-listed five teams,out of 17 original proposals, to submit definitive bids for the $1.1-billion first phase of the project to pump water from the Red Sea to the shrinking Dead Sea on the Israel-Jordan border. The work also will include boosted water and power supply facilities for the region, including a new desalination plant.
31 Oct 2016 AMMAN, Jordan
The winning bid for the first phase of the $400 million USD Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance Project will be announced in early November, a Jordanian government official said last week.The unnamed Water Ministry official told the Jordan Times on October 26th that a technical committee was in the final phase of reviewing the pre-qualification proposals submitted by 17 international consortiums...
25 Oct 2016 AMMAN, Jordan
Jordan and the United States on October 23rd signed four grant agreements totaling $786.8 million USD to support the Red-Dead Canal project and to help the kingdom deal with the Syrian refugee crisis.“This crucial aid comes at a very important and challenging time… The volume of economic aid for this year is even higher than what was originally agreed on previously,” the Jordan Times quoted Minister of Planning and International Cooperation Imad Fakhoury as saying...
12 Sep 2016 RIYADH
Saudi Arabia produces 18 percent of the world’s desalinated water, according to the annual report issued by the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), which runs the country’s 28 desalination plants on the Red Sea and Arabian Gulf coasts. Fifty-five percent of desalination plants are located on the country’s east coast and 45 percent on the west coast and they produce a total of 1...
2 Sep 2016 STOCKHOLM
Israel’s ambitious project to construct a canal linking the Red Sea to the shrinking Dead Sea will also see the transfer of 30 million cubic meters of water to the Palestinian Authority, under an agreement signed Wednesday at the annual World Water Week in Stockholm. The agreement was backed by Jordan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the other Gulf states, but sparked an angry outburst by the Palestinian representative against Israel’s water policies.
30 Jun 2016 AMMAN
Welcoming a U.S. delegation representing Foreign Affairs Committee at the Congress, headed by Dana Rohrabacher, Minister of Water and Irrigation, Hazem Al Nasser reviewed the prominent features of the Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance project and noted the Jordan-USA partnership which he said spanning 50 years of continued cooperation, particularly in the water sector.
22 Jun 2016 AMMAN, Jordan
Seventeen international firms have submitted tenders for construction of a canal linking the Red Sea and the Dead Sea as part of the joint Jordanian-Israeli Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance project, the Jordanian government said this week.Jordan’s water and irrigation ministry did not name the firms, but said that each tender would be examined by a technical committee...
8 Jun 2016 TEL AVIV, Israel
Opponents of the Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance project attempted to make their case before the Israeli Knesset’s Science and Technology Committee this week.Critics of the project, who include residents from the project area and environmentalists, have said it is more about cementing ties with Jordan and providing more water for the kingdom than it is about saving the Dead Sea...
12 May 2016 AMMAN, Jordan
Jordan this week signed a technical cooperation agreement with the European Investment Bank (EIB) and the French Development Agency (AFD) to carry out studies for the first phase of the Red Sea-Dead Sea Water Conveyance Project.Under the agreement, the two institutions will carry out three studies, including economic and financial analyses and environmental and social impact assessments...