Manila Water wins water deal in Saudi Arabia

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Representatives of the consortium of Manila Water, Miahona Company and Saur during the contract signing with Saudi Arabia’s water agency, National Water Company.

Manila Water’s consortium with French water distributor Saur Group and Saudi’s Miahona Company inked a Management, Operations and Maintenance Contract with Saudi Arabia’s state-run water agency, National Water Company.

The seven-year agreement covers the implementation of enabling projects and the management of the water and wastewater facilities and systems of the North West Cluster served by National Water Company. The cluster includes the cities of Madinah and Tabuk, comprised of 300,000 square kilometers of land area, with more than three million population.

PVAP President and CEO Perry Rivera with bid manager Joe-jit Velasquez, bid director Paulo Serias and legal counsel Atty. Pierre Salva during the submission of the proposal for the water operation and management of Madinah and Tabuk, Saudi Arabia in January 2020.

The Manila Water Consortium is set to manage the operational activity of ensuring and improving the delivery of water and wastewater services, billing and collection, customer service, and the integration and transformation of its human capital.

The Manila Water consortium secured the award, outperforming the proposals of seven other groups.

This initiative is among the first of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s plans to privatize its water infrastructure sector. The country’s 2030 Vision targets to carry out a series of contracts to improve the water distribution services in all of its six clusters.

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