24 Apr 2013 - 07:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, MEXICO CITY — Alfonso Ramírez Cuéllar, leader of Mexico’s El Barzón agricultural movement, is calling on President Enrique Peña Nieto to take immediate measures to confront the drought affecting the country.
23 Apr 2013 - 10:02 by Local Press Report
LIMA (Bernama.com) — Peruvian authorities have committed $219 million USD in potable water and sanitation projects to be executed under a public works scheme in 2013 year-to-date, according to figures from Peru's Econo
16 Apr 2013 - 07:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — Pakistan’s interim government has put on hold $165.5 million USD in subsidies for agricultural tubewells, citing financial constraints.
18 Mar 2013 - 07:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIJING, China — In response to widespread drought in southern and southwestern China, the Chinese Finance Ministry last week announced that the government would spend over $19 million USD for drought relief.
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
1 Mar 2013 - 08:46 by Local Press Report
KYIV (Kyiv Post) — The Cabinet of Ministers of Ukraine has allocated more than $1.1 billion USD to provide Sevastopol with drinking water from the Mizhhirske reservoir. A relevant instruction No.
4 Feb 2013 - 01:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ASUNCION, Paraguay — The meeting last week between President Federico Franco and representatives of national water company ESSAP, originally intended to focus on water sector investment, instead resulted in a new decla
24 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Israel, JERUSALEM — The first portion of Israeli State Comptroller Joseph Shapira’s annual report offers strong criticism of Israel’s Water Authority over a 30 percent hike in water rates since 2010.
17 Oct 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, CIUDAD VICTORIA — Mexico’s National Water Commission (Conagua) is not blocking construction of the second Guadalupe-Victoria pipeline for the Tamaulipas state capital, Ciudad Victoria, Conagua Tamaulipas representat
12 Sep 2012 - 10:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
AMMAN, Jordan — The Jordanian government is currently preparing a new water pricing plan that is meant to reduce subsidies, according to government officials.
7 Sep 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ZIMBABWE, HARARE — Zimbabwe and Botswana have signed a $64.3 million USD memorandum of understanding, part of which is expected to go the agriculture sector.
Egyptian Villagers Protest Water Contamination in Menoufiya; Government Announces $1.3 Billion USD for Water, Sanitation
23 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Villagers in the Nile Delta governorate of Menoufiya locked visiting Health Minister Mohammed Mustafa and Governor Ashraf Helal in a hospital room on August 21 in protest over a new water contamina
10 Aug 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan — The Pakistani government has decided to fast-track work on the long awaited Kachhi Canal project in Balochistan province, which has been stalled by official apathy and violence involving militants
8 Aug 2012 - 08:24 by Local Press Report
SANTIAGO (I Love Chile) — An “agricultural emergency” was declared by the Comisión Nacional de Riego in 108 communes across Chile, given the harmful effects of three years of drought from the
19 Jul 2012 - 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
PRAGUE, Czech Republic — The “fair” or “reasonable” profit margin that Czech utilities are allowed to include in water prices can be raised by up to 5 percent per year under new regulations issued by the Finance Ministry.&
15 May 2012 - 15:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The Egyptian government last week announced $50 million USD in funding for drinking water projects in Alexandria and Marsa Matrouh governorates.
7 May 2012 - 09:53 by Local Press Report
TEL AVIV (Ha'aretz (Israel)) — Full Story - The Israeli government cowered before the power of big busi
28 Mar 2012 - 16:43 by Local Press Report
TIRANA (Balkan Insight) — The EU delegation in Tirana said in a statement that Albania’s Finance Ministry, Transport Ministry and water and sewage authorities had signed five financing and loan agreements.
28 Feb 2012 - 22:50 by Local Press Report
Bangkok (Thai News Agency) — Thailand’s Constitution Court was set to rule on the constitutionality of two executive decrees allowing the government to borrow $8.6 billion USD in loans and to transfer the debt of the Financi
10 Jan 2012 - 10:54 by Local Press Report
Bangkok (Reuters) — Thailand’s cabinet has approved a budget of $10.9 billion USD for infrastructure and water management. The move aims to restore investor confidence and avert a repeat of the recent flood crisis.
14 Nov 2011 - 08:31 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ZIMBABWE, HARARE — The Zimbabwean government has agreed to set aside at least $50 million USD to rehabilitate the water and sanitation systems in the capital city, the Water Ministry announced early this month.
26 Oct 2011 - 09:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Ukraine, LVIV — Ukraine‘s Lviv Vodokanal (Water Supply Company) is unable to repay an $800,000 USD loan to the World Bank, which was approved to fund rehabilitation of the city’s water supply system.
11 Oct 2011 - 09:19 by Local Press Report
KUALA LUMPUR (The Malaysian Insider) — Putrajaya has spent some $375.5 million USD to sustain Indah Water Konsortium’s (IWK) operations after nationalizing the sewerage company in 2000.
31 Aug 2011 - 09:20 by Local Press Report
BAKU (Trend News Agency (Azerbaijan)) — Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev signed an order for additional measures to be taken to improve water supply in Sabirabad district.
31 Aug 2011 - 09:10 by Local Press Report
TASHKENT (Central Asia Newswire) — South Korea is lending Uzbekistan a total of $155 million USD to support economic and social development in the country.
23 Aug 2011 - 10:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Indonesia, JAKARTA — A growing number of residents of Banjarmasin, the capital of Indonesia’s South Kalimantan province, have access to clean water thanks to funding from the National Community Empowerment Program (P
15 Aug 2011 - 17:39 by Local Press Report
JERUSALEM (Water World) — The Finance Ministry has granted Israeli national water company Mekorot a license for the desalination plant at Ashdod, the country’s fifth such facility.
10 Aug 2011 - 09:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — Construction of waterworks facilities must be a top priority, Kyrgyz Prime Minister Almazbek Atambaev said.
8 Aug 2011 - 16:19 by Local Press Report
TEL AVIV (Globes (Israel)) — Israel’s Finance Ministry has delayed implementing the January cabinet decision to expand desalination plants in the country, with production expansion now nearly six months behind schedule.
26 Jul 2011 - 09:07 by Local Press Report
COLOMBO (Sunday Observer (Sri Lanka)) — The Kantale water supply plant’s distribution capacity will be increased from 5.5 to 12 million gallons per day, using additional water drawn from the Mahaweli River, according to an official of th
13 Jun 2011 - 23:08 by Local Press Report
TEL AVIV (Jerusalem Post (Israel)) — The desalination plants at Palmahim and Hadera will temporarily increase water production by 10-20 million cubic meters per year by the end of 2013, the Finance Ministry said.
13 Jun 2011 - 23:12 by Local Press Report
TEL AVIV (Jerusalem Post (Israel)) — The Knesset Internal Affairs and Environmental Committee has approved a bill that would require public institutions to use recycled water, according to committee head Amnon Cohen.
6 Jun 2011 - 14:03 by Local Press Report
SOREK (European Investment Bank/Israel 21c) — The European Investment Bank signed a $204.6 million USD finance contract with Sorek Desalination Ltd. for design and construction of the Sorek reverse osmosis seawater desalination plant.
16 May 2011 - 13:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt has offered a number of public-private-partnership (PPP) projects in the infrastructure sector to Emirati and Bahraini companies, according to sources in the Ministry of Finance.
2 May 2011 - 15:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CAIRO, Egypt — The Egyptian government last week reopened the tendering process for wastewater treatment projects, according to the Ministry of Finance.
11 Apr 2011 - 12:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ZIMBABWE, BULAWAYO — Zimbabwe’s water problems are far from being solved after revelations that the Water Resources Development and Management Ministry is still struggling to get funds from the Ministry of Finance fo
15 Feb 2011 - 10:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) will provide $90 million USD for implementation of the Jaffna and Kilinochchi Water Supply and Sanitation project.
7 Feb 2011 - 13:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
TEL AVIV, Israel — The Israeli government has passed an emergency desalination water plan designed to ensure adequate supplies to Israelis.
10 Jan 2011 - 15:25 by Local Press Report
Malaysia, KUALA LUMPUR (The Malaysian Insider) — KUALA LUMPUR | Source: The Malaysian Insider
Selangor will again offer some $1.9 billion USD to acquire the remaining state water assets.