National Water Co 'to take over 15 Saudi cities by 2014'

The Saudi Arabian company set up to take over privatised water services, including desalination, will have 15 cities on its books by 2014, a senior official told media at the Wastewater Treatment and Reuse 2009 conference organised by MEED.

The National Water Company (NWC), a government-owned joint stock company, is also expecting to issue its first Request for Proposal on 12 December 2009 to hire contractors for Mecca to assist it to improve the water production, water quality and customer services as well as project execution.

"After three months, NWC will issue the next RFPs for Medinah and Dammam," Nasser H Al Amry, senior manager at NWC, told Emirates Business 24-7. "After this, we will move on to other cities."

The contract duration will be for 6-7 years to manage the water sector in these cities, except for desalination.

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