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Saudi Ministry of Industry Seeks Rationalizing Water Consumption in Government Entities

Saudi Ministry of Industry Seeks Rationalizing Water Consumption in Government Entities

Thursday, 3 October, 2019 - 12:30

Saudi Ministry of Industry and Mineral Resources has stressed on manufacturers to be aware of the importance of rationalizing water consumption resulting from manufacturing processes.

This is part of the Kingdom’s efforts to activate the rational role in the consumption, treatment and reuse of materials and the provision of environmental solutions.

During a workshop organized to provide tools and accessories to rationalize water consumption, the Ministry said Wednesday that manufacturers in general and sanitary ware manufacturers, in precise, should rationalize water consumption through country’s efficient market of water-saving tools and accessories. It explained the benefits of providing these tools and accessories to rationalize water and its importance in government entities.

The workshop also addressed the importance of the National Water Strategy, the reduction of per capita consumption by 42 percent by 2030 and the impact of water-rationalization accessories on the household, government and private sector. It highlighted the importance of stimulating investment in sanitary ware, supporting local content and carrying out the necessary studies and research that contribute to the conservation of water and rationalization of its consumption.

On the other hand, Maaden Aluminium Co. (MAC), an affiliate of Saudi Arabian Mining Company (Maaden), has signed a high tech cooperation agreement with Radian Oil and Gas Services Co. to provide innovative environmental solutions, process aluminum smelting by-products and extract raw aluminum for manufacturing purposes.

The agreement is the first of its kind in the Saudi industry aimed at enhancing sustainability and environment protection. Both companies agreed to process between 30,000 and 40,000 tons annually of aluminum by-products and extract raw aluminum to reuse in manufacturing processes, the company said in a statement.

“The project is part of Maaden’s strategy to maximize benefit from raw mineral resources, energy consumption rationalization, production cost cuts and expansion of Maaden’s activities in boosting the local content,” said Ali al-Qahtani, chairman of Maaden Aluminium.

He said Maaden Aluminum is working within its strategy to achieve economic and commercial gains on one hand and promote safety, health and environmental protection on the other hand.

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