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180,000 cubic meters water reservoir being built

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 4: Ministry of Public Works and the Public Authority for Roads and Transport have commenced procedures to prevent re-occurrence of rain disaster by making certain moves to prepare for the winter season through precautionary measures to deal with flood, reports Al-Qabas daily.

Director of the Highway Maintenance Department at the Public Authority for Roads and Transport Engineer Khalid Al-Osaimi declared that some works are being executed by the department to protect Sabah Al-Nasser Area, Jaber Stadium and Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh.

He explained that a water reservoir, which is 500 cubic meters long, 120 meters wide and 2 meters deep, is being built close to the University City in Shadadiyah opposite Sabah Al-Nasser to contain 180,000 cubic meters of water.

He stressed that water that gathered in that place last year submerged several buildings in Sabah Al-Nasser after over floating the drainage system within the area. He indicated that the incident led to the need for blocking another pool of water after asphalting it on both sides. He added that a part of the Sixth Ring Road opposite Jleeb Al-Shuyoukh and Jaber Stadium was completely closed down last year due to the drowning that occurred during the last winter.

He pointed out that the contingency plan is to create a new sewage line parallel to location of the stadium while another drainage will pass below the Sixth Ring Road linking the sea to avoid another fl ood.

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