Saudi Arabia’s Water and Electricity Ministry has awarded 22 contracts worth a total of SR394m ($105m) for the implementation of water and sanitation projects in various parts of the country.

The projects include sewerage projects in the Dawadmi district of Riyadh, worth a total of SR109.6m and a SR64.3m deal to build a water tank in Hail.

The projects are the latest of a number of water infrastructure deals that have been tendered and awarded in the kingdom in 2013. The Saudi Authority for Industrial Cities (Modon) recently signed three contracts worth a total of $88m for water supply and sanitation facilities at its industrial zones.

The largest contract, worth $48m, was awarded to the Saudi Pan Kingdom Company (SAPAC), to improve sanitation and wastewater infrastructure in Sidir Industrial City. The work will involve building potable water, sewage and wastewater pipelines and networks. The project will take two years to complete.