General Manager for Technical Affairs, Engr. Ahmed Mutair Al-Balawi and a number of Royal Commission (RC) officials received on Sunday Engr. Khaled R. Al-Bahlol, General Manager for Supervision and Implementation for Riyadh region. The purpose of his visit is to learn various ways and methods RC is implementing in terms of quality control in the city.
During the course of Engr. Bahlol’s visit, Engr. Balawi briefed the guests with some basic mechanisms being implemented by Royal Commission in Jubail with regards to the construction of roads, bridges and water drainage which are according to Engr. Balawi have been thoroughly designed to accommodate the highest rate of rainfall and floods in the city within the next 25 to 50 years. He said the provision of reservoir to store rainwater within the exposed area travelling on both sides of the pre-designed channels during the immersion process would not affect the entire city even with the possibility of locking the conduit exit brought by tidal waters.
Engr. Balawi also mentioned that RC has already designed secondary network terminal which can accommodate highest rate of rainfall in the next 10 years. He explained the use of shallow or low-lying areas as channels carrying rainwater coming from spread along the city, on the sides of the roads and from internal sites of the residents and neighborhoods thereby absorbing excess rainwater for short periods of time without negatively affecting any public building, open areas and recreation facilities and so as not constitute a swamp at any time.
The visit was organized by the Public Relations Department wherein part of the meeting also include a short visual presentation on Jubail’s establishment, various services implemented and on-going constructions in Jubail Industrial City then followed by a tour in Jubail’s roads and bridges and a visit to Jubail 2 project.