The contract also includes the supply and installation of 16 pumps, each with pumping capacity of 1,460 litres a second, and three 20-kilometre-long, 1.4 metre-diameter pipelines. The proposed facilities will treat solid waste to be transferred from the existing A-15 pump station at Riqqa, near Sabah Salem. The project has a construction period of three years.

Eight local companies are prequalified to submit bids by 8 July. They are Mohamed Abdulmohsin Kharafi & Sons, Ahmadiah Contracting Company, United Gulf Construction Company, Mushrif Trading & Contracting Company, Burhan International Contracting Company, Combined Group, Copri Construction Enterprisesand House of Trade.

The consultant is a team of the US’ Parsons Engineering Corporation with the local Gulf Consult.

MEW plans more sewerage projects. Tenders are due to be issued soon for two contracts covering the construction of a new wastewater treatment plant at Jahra and the renovation of the existing sewage treatment facility at Bneid al-Gar.