Investments in new desalination plants in UAE valued at AED7.63 billion: Suhail Al Mazrouei

Investments in new desalination plants in UAE valued at AED7.63 billion: Suhail Al Mazrouei

WAM: Suhail bin Mohammed Al Mazrouei, Minister of Energy and Infrastructure, said the value of investments in new desalination plants in Abu Dhabi, Dubai, and Umm Al Qaiwain amounted to AED7.63 billion (US$2.08 billion), in line with the directives of the UAE’s leadership to achieve water security.

In an interview with the Emirates News Agency (WAM), on the sidelines of the World Utilities Congress 2022, Al Mazrouei said the annual growth rate of the water desalination sector is at three percent. The UAE, due to the directives of its leadership, has launched several national strategic projects in the water desalination sector, which will help achieve water security by providing water supplies and ensuring their national sustainability, he added.