King Salman Has Allocated SAR175 Million Every Year To Meet The Needs For Desalinated Water In The Kingdom


King Salman has ordered that a large sum of SAR175 million be placed yearly to purchase desalinated water from mobile plants to meet the demand for desalinated water in the Kingdom. Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman generously allocated the amount to help increase the supply of this water until the Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) is complete. 

According to Saudi Gazette, these desalination plants will initiate in Jazan and Asir and will further be transferred to other regions. 

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Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman visiting a desalination plant in Jeddah last month went viral

Last month, Crown Prince Muhammad Bin Salman, deputy premier and minister of defense, visited the Jeddah Desalination Plant to personally congratulate staff at the SWCC.

The staff at SWCC raised the production capacity from 3.5 million cubic meters to 5 million cubic meters everyday in the last two years, maintaining the same average costs (no increase). This is a world record for the industry of desalination.

The plans for desalination plants in the next 18 months 

The Kingdom, today, has a sum of 31 desalination plants in over 17 locations that is operated by 10,340 employees. These plants will have a 240,000 cubic meter capacity of water daily, and plans are for it to be completed in a year and six months. 

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