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Saudi Arabia has approved contracts worth US$282.3mn to implement 168 municipal projects in 14 governorates, according to minister of municipal and rural affairs Abdullateef Al-Asheikh
The projects include storm water drainage systems, walkways, environmental health projects, seafront development and construction of municipal buildings and public facilities as well as several consultancy contracts, Saudi Press Agency has reported.
Projects worth a total of US$41.86mn including public parks, walkways, cultural centers and water networks, will be carried out in the Riyadh province while contracts worth US$46.52mn will be awarded in Jeddah.
Among the key projects in Jeddah are the development of the South Corniche and study on improving the city’s performance.
Projects worth a total of US$12.13mn have been approved for Madina. They include an irrigation lines and a livestock market as well as the maintenance of Al-Baqee’ Graveyard.
In the Eastern Province, the projects include technical supervision of municipalities, studies on disabled-friendly cities, operation of municipal laboratories, completion of northern Al-Khobar Corniche, development of a number of Dammam districts, rehabilitation of rainwater drainage plants, the vegetable and meat market in Al-Khafji and a garbage disposal plant in Al-Qaissoumah, among others. The projects cost a total of US$30.24mn.
The total cost of the projects in Asir Province reached US$27.53mn. They include maintenance of street lamps, projects to prevent floods, rainwater drainage, and maintenance of drainage canals in Mahayil Asir, Tanoumah, Dhahran Al-Janoub, Sarat Obeidah and Al-Farshah. Other projects in the region include natural recreation centres, public parks and walkways in Balqarn and Ahad Rufaidah.
In Al-Qassim, projects worth a total of US$30.29mn will be implemented. They include rainwater drainage projects in Al-Mudhnib, Al-Rass, Al-Bikeiriyah, Al-Nabhaniyah and Al-Ammar; parks and walkways in Unaizah, Dhrayyah and Al-Bikeiriyah; a vegetable market in Abnat and standby electricity generators for Al-Qassim Municipality.
Contracts worth a total of US$11.36mn will be implemented in Mecca. They include the preparation of plots for the planned district in Al-Bayda, management, operation and maintenance of a garbage dumping ground and securing cleaning equipment for the municipality, among others.
New projects worth US$14.64mn will be implemented in the Taif governorate.
In Jazan, the contracts are worth a total of US$23.3mn for drainage projects in Jazan and Abi Areesh, parks and walkways, maintenance and irrigation of green areas in Samta and Al-Darb, and building concrete barriers in Faifa to protect roads from rock falls.
In Najran, the projects are worth a total of US$12.16mn including projects for developing of unplanned districts, beautifying and improving the gateways of Najran, garbage disposal, and filling the swamps in Bakhbash.
Projects worth a total of US$6.74mn will be implemented in Hail, which include rainwater drainage systems, recreation parks, garbage collection and disposal, among others.
In the Northern Borders, projects awarded include drainage projects, beautification of district squares and gateways to Turaif. The total cost has reached US$6.73mn.
The cost of the projects in Al-Ahsa reached US$1.17mn for garbage collection and transportation, fencing off graveyards and building facilities for washing the dead.
In Baha, the total cost of the projects reached US$13.56mn. These include rehabilitation and development of Prince Miteb Park in Baha and beautifying the gateways to Baha and Mandaq.