20 May 2013 - 08:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Democratic Republic of the Congo, KINGSHASA — The Democratic Republic of the Congo this weekend announced plans to move forward with construction of the Grand Inga Dam, which once complete will be one of the world’s largest.
16 May 2013 - 07:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Ukraine, KYIV — The Ukrainian government has announced plans to invest up to $1.9 billion USD to modernize the country’s housing and public services, in particular water infrastructure, in 2013-2014.
15 May 2013 - 10:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzanian — Loss-making public water utilities have become a major drain of public finances in Africa, Tanzania Water Minister Jumanne Maghembe said on May 13.
15 May 2013 - 10:29 by Local Press Report
MONTREAL — A division of Canadian engineering giant SNC-Lavalin has for years used a secret internal accounting code that former employees say was for bribes on projects across Africa and Asia, a joint invest
13 May 2013 - 07:43 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — Bulgaria’s water sector has a strong potential for implementing public-private partnerships (PPPs), President Rosen Plevneliev said last week during meetings in Washington, DC with World Bank Presi
13 May 2013 - 09:26 by Local Press Report
BAKU (Azerbaijan Business Center) — Azerbaijan Rural Investment Project (AzRIP-2), the first part of which was recognized by the World Bank as a model for similar programs in the world, plans to expand the area of activities.
10 May 2013 - 07:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
nairoBi, Kenya — A portion of the $255.7 million USD World Bank grant given to Nairobi County late last month April will be used to build modern water and sanitation infrastructure in the city, according to newly e
7 May 2013 - 08:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RAMALLAH, West Bank — The Palestinian Authority last week expressed reservations about the planned Red Sea-Dead Sea water conveyance project championed by neighboring Israel and Jordan.
6 May 2013 - 08:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — Some 116 million cubic meters of polluted wastewater were discharged into surface water bodies in Kyrgyzstan last year, the country’s National Statistics Committee said last week.
3 May 2013 - 07:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — The World Bank on May 2 announced additional funding for Indonesia’s Third Water Supply and Sanitation for Low Income Communities project.
30 Apr 2013 - 08:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania — The Tanzanian government on April 29 announced an additional $111 million USD for the water sector budget in the 2013-2014 financial year.The announcement by Minister for Finance and Economic Affai
23 Apr 2013 - 00:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
ANGOLA, LUANDA — Namibia and Angola have formed a joint commission to manage the 167,400-square-kilometer shared Cuvelai River basin in Angola’s Cunene province, with the support of Botswana-based regional grouping
22 Apr 2013 - 09:49 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, WASHINGTON DC — The World Bank opened its annual spring meeting on April 19 with a panel discussion on the importance of proper sanitation in achieving all development goals, as well as the importance of private
19 Apr 2013 - 09:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
washington, dc, united states — An estimated $260 billion USD is lost every year from a lack of access to sanitation, according to the World Bank.
18 Apr 2013 - 09:28 by Local Press Report
BEIJING (Water World) — There are no plans to hike water prices in China even though the chairman of the water authority had earlier suggested that rates should be at least 10 times higher to "be raised between 30 to 40
15 Apr 2013 - 08:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — Kyrgyzstan is close to completing work on a strategy to develop the country’s water supply and wastewater sector, to the Kyrgyz Agency for Community Development and Investment said on April 12.
15 Apr 2013 - 08:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SOFIA, Bulgaria — Sofiyska Voda, the water concessionaire erving the Bulgarian capital, reported last week that it has decreased the total volume of water losses by 6.1 million cubic meters compared to the same peri
11 Apr 2013 - 08:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
united states, CA, BERKELEY — There are already more than 50,000 big dams blocking the natural paths of the world’s rivers, and “we are currently undergoing a new boom in dam building across the world,” according to Zachery Hur
11 Apr 2013 - 08:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
GAZA — The Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development (KFAED) will fund $28 million USD worth of infrastructure projects in the Gaza Strip, according to KFAED officials.
9 Apr 2013 - 07:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BISHKEK, Kyrgyzstan — Kyrgyzstan’s Financial Crime Investigation Service (KFCIS) is looking into the country’s nearly completed Taza Suu water sector upgrade project for evidence of possible wrongdoing.
8 Apr 2013 - 08:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Argentina, BUENOS AIRES — The floods that hit the city of La Plata in Argentina’s Buenos Aires Province last week have killed 51 people and caused damage of over $774 million USD, according to Buenos Aires provoncial govern
5 Apr 2013 - 10:05 by Local Press Report
ABUJA (Daily Trust) — The World Bank is to provide additional $120 million USD credit facility to Nigeria to boost water supply in urban cities, the Coordinator of the project, Mr Benson Ajisegiri, said. Ajiseger
4 Apr 2013 - 08:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
India, SRINIGAR — The provincial government of Indian-Administered Kashmir announced on April 2 that it is hiring Halcrow Consulting India Limited, a subsidiary of UK-based Halcrow Group, to calculate the economic
4 Apr 2013 - 08:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
DUSHANBE, Tajikistan — Kazakhstan’s new Minister of Foreign Affairs Erlan Idrissov last week travelled to both Tajikistan and Uzbekistan to act as a negotiator between the two nations over the controversial Rogun Hydropo
2 Apr 2013 - 00:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Canada, VANCOUVER — Canadian mining firm Pacific Rim Mining Corp.
1 Apr 2013 - 10:21 by Local Press Report
BEITBRIDGE (The Herald (Zimbabwe)) — The Beitbridge town council needs at least $3 million USD to complete the outstanding water and sanitation projects that would ensure enough water supplies in the border town, an official has said.
29 Mar 2013 - 07:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT — The Kuwait-based Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) on March 22 announced it was lending Sudan $105.5 million USD to support irrigation projects.
28 Mar 2013 - 07:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Kyrgyzstan, OSH — About 20 percent of the population of Kyrgyzstan’s second largest city, Osh, do not have access to safe drinking water, Osh Deputy Mayor Rustam Mirzamatov said on March 26.
27 Mar 2013 - 10:19 by Local Press Report
JOHANNESBURG (Miami Herald) — Leaders of the five BRICS nations fueling global economic growth agreed Wednesday to create a development bank to help fund their $4.5 trillion infrastructure programs - a direct challenge to the W
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
25 Mar 2013 - 07:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BEIJING, China — Beijing Enterprises Water Group Ltd.
22 Mar 2013 - 06:53 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
CHILE, SANTIAGO — The first Latin America Water Week, which ran from March 17-22, 2013, focused on the main water challenges affecting host country Chile.
22 Mar 2013 - 06:51 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NEW DELHI, India — Leading Indian water activists have questioned the viability of the public private partnership (PPP) model in the country’s water sector, claiming that water privatization moves being pursued by st
20 Mar 2013 - 07:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Mexico, MEXICO CITY — Potable water prices must be connected to real costs and subsidies must be cut in order to achieve efficient, sustainable and equitable water management in the country, according to David Korenfeld
20 Mar 2013 - 09:56 by Local Press Report
CAN THO (Eurasia Review) — Asian and European representatives meet in the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho in Vietnam on March 21-22 to discuss closer Asia-Europe cooperation on water resource and river basin management.
19 Mar 2013 - 07:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
NICARAGUA, MANAGUA — Thousands of Nicaraguans are facing water shortages, driving some residents to protest at the headquarters of state water and sewage utility ENACAL last week.
19 Mar 2013 - 09:32 by Local Press Report
WASHINGTON DC (Public Radio Armenia) — The cities of Eurasia need to be rethought in order to be competitive in a market economy and to re-emerge as the main drivers of growth.