Saudi Arabia approves contracts worth US$ 266 mn

Posted on 3rd August 2015

Saudi Arabia has approved contracts worth $266 million (SAR1 billion) to implement 168 municipal projects in 14 governorates, the Saudi Press Agency reported on Saturday.

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, according to constructionweekonline news report.

Projects worth a total of $41.8 million (SAR157.73 million), including public parks, walkways, cultural centers and water networks, will be carried out in the Riyadh province, while contracts worth $46.3 million (SAR174.55 million) will be awarded in Jeddah.

Projects worth a total of $11.9 million (SAR45.5 million) are approved for Madinah. 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, costing a total of $30.1 million (SAR113.42 million).

The total cost of the projects in Asir Province reached $27.4 million (SAR103.27 million), which 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, natural recreation centers, public parks and walkways in Balqarn and Ahad Rufaidah.

Contracts worth a total of $11.3 million (SAR42.6 million) will be implemented in Makkah. 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.

Projects worth a total of $6.7 million (SAR25.2 million) will be implemented in Hail, which include rainwater drainage systems, recreation parks, garbage collection and disposal, among others.

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