Saudi Arabia’s National Water Company (NWC) began implementing new water and sanitation projects worth SR3.6 billion ($959 million) in Riyadh, Madinah and the Eastern Province last month.

Announcing the launch of these projects, NWC said its central cluster has begun work on 46 water and sanitation projects in the Riyadh region, with lines and networks of more than 2,900 km, at a total cost of more than SR1.6 billion.

NWC’s eastern cluster, meanwhile, has started the implementation of 12 projects worth SR1.5 billion to strengthen its system in the Eastern Province. Through these projects, it aims to boost service coverage and reduce environmental damage to the residents of 50 districts within Dammam city and the governorates of Al Khobar, Al Qatif, Al Ahsa and Hafr Al-Batin.

The NWC’s northwest cluster is implementing nine water and sanitation projects across Madinah at a total cost of about SR500 million in order to boost the coverage of services, operational efficiency as well as improve customer service.