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King Salman allocates 175 mln riyals to purchase desalinated water

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The Saudi King Salman bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud has ordered allocation 175 million riyals to purchase desalinated water annually from mobile stations to meet the growing demand for desalinated water in Saudi Arabia.

Engineer Abdul Rahman Al-Fadhli, Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the General Corporation for Desalination of Salt Water, announced that allocating this amount of money annually will contribute to increase the supply of desalinated water in a short time, until the projects currently being established are completed.

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He said that the mobile stations will work first in the regions of Jazan and Asir, and then can be transferred to other areas to raise the water supply, noting that these stations will use RO technology, which is characterized by energy saving.

In his recent visit to the institution, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman praised the performance of the workers, which led to the increase in the production of desalinated water in two years from 3.5 million cubic meters per day to 5 million cubic meters without increasing capital costs.