Initial Bids Received For Construction Of World's Largest Desal Plant

TEL AVIV

Seven local and international groups have submitted initial bids to construct the world’s largest desalination plant in Israel, the Finance Ministry announced on Sunday. The public-private partnership project called Sorek 2, due to be completed by 2023, is expected to produce 200 million cubic meters of drinkable water per year, increasing the country’s annual desalinated water production to 785 million cu.m. – approximately 85% of Israel’s household and municipal water needs.

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