(MENAFN - The Peninsula) Utility distributors Kahramaa said yesterday it is building several giant water tanks that would ensure water reserves for use for seven days at a stretch. The proposed tanks could take care of the country's growing water needs until 2026.
The company invited tenders for the design of the tanks last February.
Kahramaa or Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation company announced the launch of projects worth more than QR2bn to build five water pumping stations in several parts of the country and some additional water tanks at existing stations. New water stations are being built at Al Duhayl, Umm Qarn, Mesaimeer, in northern parts of Doha and Muaither, Qatar News Agency reported yesterday.
The new water projects have been launched to meet the growing demand for water to keep pace with the rapidly increasing population of the country due to a huge influx of foreign workers being hired for development projects, said Ahmad Naser Al Nasr, Technical Affairs Director at Kahramaa.