HH the Amir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani inaugurated the Water Security Mega Reservoirs Project, during a ceremony held by Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (KAHRAMAA) yesterday morning in Umm Salal Ali area.
A short film was displayed during the ceremony about the strategic importance of the project, which is the largest of its kind in the region and the world, with a total capacity of about 1,500 million gallons, and the workload in it, in addition to the stages of its development since 2015.
HE Saad bin Sherida Al Kaabi, Minister of State for Energy Affairs, delivered a speech on the occasion, saying that the strategic Water Security Mega Reservoirs Project is a mega project achieved by the State of Qatar as it is proceeding confidently towards a promising future. He stressed that the project is the largest in the world and contain a huge strategic reservoir that raises the country’s water storage to about 1,500 million gallons, which means an increase of 150%.
He added that this giant project is worth QR14.5 billion, and this phase of the project will ensure water security for the State until 2026, followed by future stages that will meet water demand even after the year 2036 by adding additional reservoirs. He pointed out that the project is a fundamental key in achieving the country’s water security and a clear declaration of the ability and readiness of the water sector in the State of Qatar to meet the development requirements witnessed by the country in the present and future.
The inauguration ceremony was attended by the Prime Minister and Minister of Interior HE Sheikh Abdullah bin Nasser bin Khalifa Al Thani, and a number of their Excellencies the ministers and senior officials in the energy, industry, electricity and water sectors.
Source: Government of Qatar