Islamabad -- The population of the world is rapidly growing and the scarcity of fresh water is being addressed by the development of crop varieties that are resistant to saline water
, experts said on Thursday
Saudi Arabia's Saline Water
Conversion Company (SWCC) has appointed consulting and engineering company Poyry to supervise the engineering, construction and commissioning of the Rabigh-Jeddah-Makkah Water Transmission project.
WEC, which is owned 50 per cent each by Saline Water
Conversion Corporation (SWCC) and Saudi Electricity Company, aims to award the project, with a 25-year concession, by August 2018.
The minister said that earlier the RBOD was releasing highly hazardous saline water
directly into Manchhar Lake, which killed fish, polluted the sweet water lake and destroyed its biodiversity.
He said that in 2nd phase of such experiments, company established some ponds for fish production and breeding which are filled with underground saline water
of Thar Coal mining blocks.
ISLAMKOT (THARPARKAR) -- Following successfully completing growing crops from saline water
being extracted from Thar Coal mines, Sindh Engro Coal Mining Company (SECMC) on Tuesday announced to have successfully undertaken a pilot project to grow fish from the saline water
The annual allocation will help increase the supply of desalinated water until the completion of Saline Water
Conversion Corporation (SWCC) projects under construction, said Saudi Arabia's minister of environment, water and agriculture and SWCC Chairman Eng.
Abdulrahman bin Abdulmohsin Al-Fadhli, who is also Chairman of the Board of Directors of Saline Water
Conversion Corporation (SWCC), said that the King's order will contribute to increasing SWCC supply of desalination water in a short time, until the completion of SWCC's projects which are under construction currently, pointing out that these mobile stations will be used to increase water supply in some areas of the Kingdom.
Abdul Rahman bin Abdul Mohsen Al-Fadhli, Minister of Environment, Water and Agriculture who is also the chairman of the the Saline Water
Conservation Corporation, said: "This generous order to allocate this amount annually will contribute to the increase of the Corporation's supply of desalinated water in a short time, until the completion of the Corporation's current projects".
This will be used purify saline water
for use at the facility.
The coal company has planned to take huge amount of saline water
from the Thar Coal's Block II, which will subsequently destroy the surrounding areas,' they told.
A royal decree was issued with the focus of helping government-owned Saudi Saline Water
Conversion Corp (SWCC) raise production efficiency and cut operating and capital costs.