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11 Dec 2020 RIYADH
Saudi Arabia's National Water Company (NWC) has announced plans to develop water and environmental projects worth more than SR800 million ($213 million) in the Asir region.These projects will help serve more than one million beneficiaries of the water and sanitation services in cities, governorates and centres of the region...
23 Nov 2020 BAGHDAD
Saudi Arabia abandoned a major agricultural investment project being discussed with Iraq in its early stages due to a water deficit, according to the Iraqi government. Unofficial sources, however, said the project was actually scrapped because of heavy pressure from Iran’s agents and proxies, including politicians and leaders of armed Shia militias...
13 Nov 2020 RIYADH
Saudi Arabia has launched a new company for the management and maintenance of water transmission, distribution and storage systems that span over more than 8,000 km and transmit more than 7 million cu m per day of desalinated water across the country. The new entity, Water Transmission and Technologies Company (WTTCO), was enacted by the council of ministers and is one outcome of the privatization programme in the kingdom’s water sector...
12 Oct 2020 RIYADH
Saudi Arabia announced the success of its seawater-based agricultural research project, to become the first of its kind in the Arab region. The project enables the reduction of water waste and energy costs in the production of fish and vegetables by adopting a closed system to fully recycle seawater, in addition to special cooling in greenhouses without using any other water source, as the success of cooling systems was studied in light of changes in temperature and humidity throughout the season...
20 Sep 2020 RIDAYH
On September 12, 2020, the G20 Agriculture and Water Ministers met to discuss the COVID-19 response and its related challenges of food security, responsible agriculture investment, and “sustainable and resilient water management.” This latest meeting, part of the ongoing G20 Dialogue on Water as well as the first joint meeting of the G20 Agriculture and Water Ministers, also discussed ways to strengthen and safeguard food supply chains, support responsible investments in the agricultural and food sectors, food loss prevention tactics, and best practices for supporting sustainable and inclusive growth in these sectors.
3 Sep 2020 RIYADH
The SAFER Exploration & Production Operations Company (SEPOC), which owns the derelict Safer oil tanker that is anchored off Hodeidah’s coastline, confirmed the need to discharge the oil on board the rundown vessel before an environmental catastrophe takes place. Safer holds around 1.1 million oil barrels on board.
14 Jul 2020 RIYADH
Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture Eng. Abdul Rahman Al-Fadhli said that the new water law aims to conserve, develop, and protect water sources as well as to ensure their sustainability and management. He emphasized that the law would guarantee the provision of high-quality water supply in a safe, clean and reliable manner to consumers at competitive prices.
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.
16 Jun 2020 RIYADH
Saudi Arabia's National Water Company (NWC) has launched four vital water and wastewater projects in Damman city at a total value exceeding SAR 107 million. Serving more than 127,000 new customers, the new projects aim to increase the service coverage, boost operational efficiency for water and environmental services, while eliminating environmental costs in some districts across the city, according to a press release on Monday.
9 Jun 2020 RIYADH
Saudi Water Partnership Company (SWPC) and the consortium led by the Metito Group and comprising the companies; Metito, Mowah, and Orascom Construction (the Consortium) today confirmed the successful financial closing of the Kingdom’s first independent sewage treatment plant (ISTP) to be awarded to the private sector under the Build Own Operate Transfer (BOOT) concession model with a tenor of 25 years, in Dammam West...
2 May 2020 KHOBAR
The Saudi publicly-owned company Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) has awarded ACCIONA and its partner RTCC a US $500m contract for the construction of the Al Khobar 2 desalination plant at Khobar, on the east coast of Saudi Arabia around 400km from Riyadh.
3 Mar 2020 RIYADH
Finance officials from the world’s 20 biggest economies (G20) on Sunday referenced climate change in their final communique for the first time in U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration, but stopped short of calling it a major risk to the economy. The United States blocked including climate change on a list of downside risks to global growth that had won agreement by nearly all other G20 delegates, but ultimately agreed to permit a reference to the Financial Stability Board’s work examining the implications of climate change for financial stability.