French-Saudi Consortium to Manage Makkah's Water Supply

13 Dec 2010 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
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. According to the original Saur-Zamil press statement released after the contract was awarded, the terms of the agreement cover a period of five years and represent distributed volumes of 555,000 cubic meters per day...

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