‘New areas, remote cities face risk’
KUWAIT CITY, Sept 28: The Ministry of Electricity and Water said the ministry is keen to follow closely the implementation of water projects according to contractual dates concluded between the companies and the ministry so that any delay does not affect the strategic reserve of fresh water for residents in new residential areas and remote cities at a time when the ministry’s plan need to expand the fresh water networks and increase strategic reserves, reports Al-Anba daily quoting ministry sources.
The sources explained the ministry is currently working on 5 water projects that are currently being implemented, which were completed in 2019 to develop and modernize the ministry’s water facilities and establish new fresh water lines for a number of new areas to meet their fresh water needs.
The sources added work is also underway to complete the project of constructing two main water lines with a diameter of 1200 mm from ductile pipes with a length of 47.5 km to transport fresh water from the new Abdullah Port Complex to Al- Julai’a and Nuwaiseeb as well as the construction, completion and maintenance of 5 ground tanks of reinforced concrete for fresh water with a capacity of 55 million imperial gallons, to store and provide fresh water to the new Al-Mutla’a area and its vicinity.
The sources said 3 water projects completed during 2019 are concerned with the construction, completion and maintenance of a fresh water filling station in the Sulaibiya area and contains 20 pipelines, as well as the construction, completion and maintenance of the fresh water filling station in Abdali containing 16 tubes, in addition to the connection and implementation of a fresh water line to feed Sabah Al-Salem University City project.