GCC water project agreement signed
Manama, April 19, 2013
An agreement to study a water interconnection project between Gulf states has been signed in Bahrain.
GCC Secretariat economic affairs assistant secretary-general Abdulla Juma Al Shibli signed the agreement with a representative of Artelia, the company assigned to carry out the study, during a ceremony presided over by Bahrain's Electricity and Water Authority chief executive Shaikh Nawaf bin Ibrahim Al Khalifa.
Shaikh Nawaf said the vital project will provide emergency water supplies to the countries in the GCC in case of plants shutting down in any of the countries.
The latest developments in preparing a study of a comprehensive strategy for water in the GCC countries were also discussed during the meeting.
"The aim of this project is to develop a strategic and comprehensive work system for all the GCC countries for the efficient management of their water resources," said Shaikh Nawaf.-TradeArabia News Service