Posted on October 19, 2017

The second stage of the ‘Water Security Mega Reservoirs Project’ will soon begin as part of Qatar’s plan to achieve water security, Mohamed Tahir Jamil, projects engineer, told Qatar Urdu Radio’s live show Haqeeqat.

“The crisis has had no impact on mega projects of Qatar,” he asserted while explaining that the demand for water in Qatar has grown steadily with increasing population. “It is estimated that the demand for water is going to double by 2022,” Jamil said, adding that Qatar is the first country to work on mega water reservoir projects of this kind.

In a major step towards achieving water security, the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation (Kahramaa) is building five primary reservoir and pumping stations. The first phase of the project, will deliver storage capacity of about 2,300mn gallons of water in 24 huge concrete reservoirs and some 480km of buried ductile iron pipelines with diameter up to 1.6m. Second stage of the project will include construction of additional pipelines and 16 new reservoirs within the five mega sites to achieve an ultimate total storage capacity of about 3,800mn gallons of water, Jamil added.

Haqeeqat, which aims to engage and interact with the large South Asian expatriate community in Qatar, is a joint venture of Gulf Times and Qatar Media Corporation Urdu Radio. It is broadcast from Sunday to Thursday on FM107. The show is hosted by Saif-ur-Rehman. Log on to Qatar Urdu Radio on Facebook and ‘@QatarUrduRadio’ on Twitter for feedback and comments about the show.

source: Gulf Times