14 May 2013 - 07:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The OPEC (Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries) Fund for International Development (OFID) will finance two irrigation projects in Egypt worth $65 million USD, according to Egyptian Ministe
13 May 2013 - 07:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — A number of African countries are currently mediating between Egypt and upstream Nile Basin countries to help resolve the conflict over a new water-sharing accord, according to Egyptian Irrigation
9 May 2013 - 08:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Iraq, BAGHDAD — Egyptian construction firm Arab Contractors Company has qualified for the final stage of a $300 million USD desalination and drinking water pipeline network project in the southern Iraqi governorat
7 May 2013 - 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia — The Eritrean government’s recent statements of support for Egypt’s right to Nile River waters, based on a British colonial treaty have raised tensions with neighboring Ethiopia, Ethiopian governmen
3 May 2013 - 07:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The Egyptian government on April 28 signed a $225 million USD loan agreement with the German government to fund water, environment and energy projects.
26 Apr 2013 - 07:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam project will reduce Egypt and Sudan’s share of Nile water by 18 billion cubic meters annually, Egyptian Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Mohamed Bahaaeddi
25 Apr 2013 - 10:35 by Local Press Report
CAIRO (Egypt Independent) — Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Mohamed Bahaa Eddin has called for the prohibition of rice cultivation in desert lands, which is already forbidden by law, so as to reduce overdraft of water
18 Apr 2013 - 08:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The Egyptian government on March 14 signed a $75 million USD loan agreement with the French Development Agency (AFD) for drinking water and sanitation projects in southern Egypt.
9 Apr 2013 - 07:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KHARTOUM, Sudan — The Egyptian and Sudanese presidents announced on April 5 that they are coordinating their positions on Nile water-sharing, to present a unified front in negotiations with upstream countries.
8 Apr 2013 - 07:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CHENNAI, India — Chennai-based global water treatment firm VA Tech Wabag sees opportunities for desalination projects in Arab and North African countries that have started re-development work after periods of socia
5 Apr 2013 - 08:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NAMIBIA, WINDHOEK — A French-Egyptian consortium has applied to a Namibian court to block the award of a $312 million USD dam construction contract to Italy’s Salini SpA.
3 Apr 2013 - 08:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
TRIPOLI, LIBYA — Libyan Minister of Water Resources Abdel-Hadi al Hanshir on March 28 met with a with a delegation of Egyptian corporate executives to discuss water and sanitation infrastructure projects.
3 Apr 2013 - 09:49 by Local Press Report
CAIRO (Egypt State Information Service) — Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Mohamed Bahaa El-Din received on Monday the Egyptian tripartite committee's report on evaluating the Ethiopian Renaissance Dam. The report underlined th
1 Apr 2013 - 00:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Egypt, ALEXANDRIA — US-based water purification and wastewater treatment company Aquatech last week won a $25 million USD industrial wastewater treatment plant in the northern Egypt city of Alexandria.
28 Mar 2013 - 07:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The Egyptian government will invest $1.5 billion USD in drinking water and sanitation projects in the new fiscal year 2013-2014, water officials announced on 23 March.
26 Mar 2013 - 08:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — South Sudan plans to join the Entebbe Nile Framework Agreement, South Sudan’s Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Paul Mayom Akec told Egyptian media on March 20.
25 Mar 2013 - 07:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DOHA, Qatar — Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries plan to launch a global dry land alliance in 2014 to deal with water scarcity and food security in 51 countries, according to officials with the regional gr
22 Mar 2013 - 06:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt’s Ministry of Planning and International Cooperation on has allocated an additional $353 million USD for drinking water and sanitation projects throughout the country.
15 Mar 2013 - 07:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The Ethiopian Foreign Ministry on March 11 announced that the Entebbe Legal Framework Agreement governing the distribution of Nile water would soon be referred to the parliament for ratification.
14 Mar 2013 - 07:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The European Union is providing $28.7 million USD project for a technical program to improve drinking water and sanitation strategies in Egypt, Tunisia and Morocco, Egyptian officials said earlier
13 Mar 2013 - 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — An Egyptian delegation headed by President Mohamed Morsi plans to offer a portfolio of public-private partnership (PPP) water and sanitation projects to Indian investors during a visit to New Delhi
12 Mar 2013 - 09:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The US Agency for International Development (USAID) plans to upgrade 10 drinking water and sewage treatment plants in Egypt’s southern Sohag governorate, Egyptian officials said on March 5.
8 Mar 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The $5 billion USD Ethiopian Renaissance Dam project will deprive Egypt of 174 billion cubic meters of Nile water, Egyptian Irrigation and Water Resources Minister Mohamed Bahaaeddine said on March
5 Mar 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Arab countries will need $75 billion USD annually to meet their water, power and food security challenges, officials said during the Arab Water Council meeting, which concluded in Cairo on February
4 Mar 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The per capita share of water in Egypt has reached 660 cubic meters, representing a continuous decline in available water resources, according to a government report released last week.
28 Feb 2013 - 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The Saudi government this week criticized Ethiopian plans to construct the controversial $5 billion USD Grand Renaissance Dam on the Nile, saying it threatens Egypt and Sudan’s share of the river’s
27 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The World Bank will lend $450 million USD loan to the Egyptian government over the next three years for water and sanitation projects, according to Egyptian officials.
26 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — African governments should prioritize interventions that promote healthy ecosystems, in order to reduce the mounting disease burden from air and water pollution and poor waste management, according
18 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The Egyptian government last week announced it would increase funding for water and sanitation projects in the 2012-2013 fiscal year by $148 million USD.
15 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt will not resort to military action to solve Nile water problems, Egyptian Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Mohamed Bahaaeddine reiterated this week.
8 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt has announced plans to carry out a number of water projects in South Sudan, including the multi-purpose Wau Dam.
6 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The German government is lending Egypt $483 million USD for drinking water, sanitation, irrigation and energy, as well as other development projects, according to Egyptian officials.
6 Feb 2013 - 10:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KIGALI, Rwanda — Nile Basin countries should consider using the river’s water as a source of cooperation and not contention, regardless of differences in ideology, said Egyptian Ambassador to Rwanda Khaled Abdel Ra
30 Jan 2013 - 09:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
OMAN, SALALAH — Oman needs to better manage water for agriculture by maximizing the use of treated water and reducing freshwater use, according to a senior Arab Water Council (AWC) member.
29 Jan 2013 - 10:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — With protests continuing in Egypt against President Mohamed Morsi, the government on January 28 took steps to increase security at the Aswan High Dam to protect construction efforts.
25 Jan 2013 - 11:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation has allocated $10 million USD to water, sanitation and irrigation projects in southern Egypt, as art of a $32 million USD grant program for 2012-2
25 Jan 2013 - 11:00 by Local Press Report
CAIRO (Ynetnews.com ) — Egypt's Health Ministry will carry out a vaccination campaign for children in several Cairo areas after polio was recently found in the capital's sewage. The World Health Organization says a
23 Jan 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt’s National Authority for Drinking Water and Sanitation (NADWS) will invest $1.2 billion USD in national projects during the 2013-2014 financial year, said Ashraf Kassab, head of the Central D
22 Jan 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KAMPALA, Uganda — Uganda has proposed an urgent meeting of Nile Basin Initiative member countries to find ways of bringing Egypt and Sudan on board, after the two governments rejected a new agreement on equitable sh
15 Jan 2013 - 01:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — China will cooperate with Egypt on number of major irrigation and water projects, Egyptian officials announced last week.