2002 News Story

GCC Center for Water to be at Jubail

Minister of Water Dr. Ghazi Al-Qusaibi has announced that the ministers concerned with water in the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) have agreed to adopt the existing research and development center for water desalination located at Jubail in the Eastern Province, as the regional GCC Center for Water. The agreement was reached yesterday at a meeting in Muscat, which also assigned the Gulf Organization for Industrial Consultations to prepare a study on how to involve the private sector in water desalination projects; and approved the establishment of a technical committee for water cooperation.