2006 News Story

King Abdullah approves desalination plant at Yanbu

Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz has approved a proposal to establish a desalination plant in Yanbu with private sector support. King Abdullah also serves as Chairman of the Supreme Economic Council.

Minister of Water and Electricity Abdullah Al-Hussayen said yesterday that the proposal is intended to meet the water needs of the Madinah region through 2029. The plant will have a production capacity of 400,000 cubic meters a day.