29 Mar 2013 - 09:25 by Local Press Report
BRUSSELS (Energy Live News) — Countries across Europe are failing the EU environmental standards for water, which could result in taxpayers paying more than €1 billion (£0.84bn) a year in fines.
12 Mar 2013 - 09:36 by Local Press Report
KINGSTON (Stabroek News) — For the second time in just over three years, Jamaica has secured a multibillion-dollar infrastructure development programme with China, a government insider has revealed. The US$300-million
11 Jan 2013 - 10:12 by Local Press Report
HANOI (Saigon Daily) — DARA International, an organization specializing in research on environment monitoring, announced in a report on January 10 in Hanoi that Vietnam had become even more vulnerable to climate change
15 Dec 2010 - 14:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BRUSSELS, Belgium — The European Commission announced recently that it will send a note to the Bulgarian government demanding action on the water sector.
Otherwise, Bulgaria will not be able to
1 Nov 2010 - 20:58 by Local Press Report
MANILA, Vietnam (Thanh Men News (Vietnam)) — The Asian Development Bank (ADB) last week approved $108 million USD in aid to improve irrigation systems across 12,400 hectares of farmland as well as to improve roads in rural areas of northern Vi
27 Oct 2010 - 16:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Colombia, BOGOTA — A study by the Ombudsman's Office of Colombia (Defensoria del Pueblo) found that 618 of the country's 1,119 municipalities do not provide clean drinking water to residents.
25 Oct 2010 - 14:47 by Local Press Report
TUNIS, Tunisia (Tunisia Online News) — Tunisian Minister of Agriculture, Water Resources and Fisheries Abdessalem Mansour on October 18 met with a European delegation led by Ambassador and Head of the European Union (EU) Delegation in Tu
25 Oct 2010 - 20:58 by Local Press Report
SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA (The Dong-A llbo (South Korea)) — South Korea ranks 14th in water competitiveness among 20 countries that lead in water resource management, according to a survey by the Regional Competitiveness Center, which is under the Future Str
6 Oct 2010 - 14:48 by Local Press Report
LUXEMBOURG (European Investment Bank) — The European Investment Bank (EIB) is lending Croatia $274 million USD to co-finance the country's EU Pre-Accession activities. The funds will be used as part
22 Sep 2010 - 14:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BUCHAREST, Romania — In the last three and a half years, Romania has received approval from the European Commission to implement $2,823 billion USD worth of projects focused to protect the environment.
13 Sep 2010 - 20:58 by Local Press Report
PARIS (Voice of Vietnam News) — The France- Vietnam Friendship Association and the French Water Partnership coorganized a seminar on September 7 aimed at exchanging experience and promoting cooperation in the sector.
13 Sep 2010 - 20:58 by Local Press Report
Vietnam, HANOI (Dow Jones) — The Vietnamese government on September 7 signed agreements with the Asian Development Bank (ADB) for two loans worth a total of $160 million USD and an $11 million USD grant to improve the country's
25 Aug 2010 - 16:02 by Local Press Report
Cuba, HOLGUIN (Ahora.cu (Cuba)) — Cuba's eastern Holguinprovince has one of the highest hydraulic development levels in the country, with reservoirs and water supply networks constructed over the years for both the private and publi
23 Aug 2010 - 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SEOUL, South Korea — I he South Korean government has signaled its intention to complete the
11 Aug 2010 - 14:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
RIGA, Latvia — Vinda, a water management company located in the town of Cesis, has concluded a contract with Latvian construction company SIA Water Ser for a European Union co-funded water project.
21 Jul 2010 - 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SOFIA, Bulgaria — The Bulgarian government and the European Commission are negotiating a possible extension of funding for four water projects that fall under the Instrument for Structural Polices for Pre-Accession
21 Jul 2010 - 14:47 by Local Press Report
Poland, BRUSSELS (The Sofia Echo (Bulgaria)) — The European Commission has asked Poland to comply with EU environmental legislation on flood prevention and risk management. The EU directive requires member states to carry out
12 Jul 2010 - 20:58 by Local Press Report
Vietnam, HANOI (Thanh Men News (Vietnam)) — Vietnam's central provinces need more than $18.3 million USD to deal with the current drought, according to Nguyen Tri Ngoc, chief of the Crop Production Department under the Ministry of Agriculture
30 Jun 2010 - 16:02 by Local Press Report
Colombia, CA, WHITTIER (international Code Council) — The International Code Council is working with leaders in Colombia's building sector, including the Instituto Colombiano de Normas Tecnicas y Certificacidn (ICONTEC; Colombian Institute of Standards
16 Jun 2010 - 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BRUSSELS, Belgium — I he European Commission sent its first warnings at the beginning of June to 12 EU member states for not submitting their river basin plans required by EU legislation on time.
5 May 2010 - 14:47 by Local Press Report
BUCHAREST, Romania (Financiarul (Romania)) — Romania's agricultural sector drew in nearly $4 billion USD in EU funds from 2007-2009, according to Agriculture and Rural Development Minister Mihail Dumitru said.
31 Mar 2010 - 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SOFIA, Bulgaria — r^l ew EU member states Romania and Bulgaria are having ~ problems reaching their obligations under the European Commission Urban Wastewater Directive and the Water Framework Directive.
17 Feb 2010 - 14:46 by Local Press Report
SOFIA (Focus Information Agency (Bulgaria)) — Bulgaria could face sanctions over six contracts funded under the European Union's Instrument for Structural Policies for Pre-Accession (ISPA). The contracts, worth $75 million
10 Feb 2010 - 14:46 by Local Press Report
SOFIA, Bulgaria (European Voice) — Bulgaria has failed to produce audits on some 186 water and environmental projects co-financed by the European Union, and it could see $1.4 billion USD in EU cohesion funds frozen as a result.
10 Feb 2010 - 14:46 by Local Press Report
HUNGARY, BUDAPEST (Realdeal.hu) — Hungary, Spain and Belgium Plan to emphasize sustainable use of natural resources during their joint EU presidency next year. In particular, Hungary has an interest in development of an
1 Feb 2010 - 20:57 by Local Press Report
KolKata (Business Standard (India)) — Jain Infraprojects, part of the Jain Group, is planning a foray into infrastructure development in Laos, the company said. Jain Group Chairman and Managing Director Manoj
25 Jan 2010 - 20:57 by Local Press Report
Bangkok, laos (The Nation (Thailand)) — Ch Karnchang (CK) will contribute $448 million USD for a planned $895 million USD joint venture to operate a hydropower plant in Laos' Xayaburi province. The funds will serve as part of
18 Jan 2010 - 20:57 by Local Press Report
SEOUL (JoongAng Daily (South Korea)) — South Korean imports of bottled water rose last year amid increasing consumer demand for European water brands, according to a report by the Korea Customs Office. The report found that South
6 Jan 2010 - 13:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Colombia, BOGOTA — T he Colombian government will issue a presidential decree to increase water tariffs this month, as an attempt to moderate water consumption, according to the newspaper El Tiempo.
4 Jan 2010 - 20:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SEOUL, South Korea — South Korea's state-owned Water Commission is under investigation by the country's election management authority for allegedly lobbying lawmakers to improve chances of a government subsidy.
28 Oct 2009 - 14:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
SOFIA, Bulgaria — European Regional Policy Commissioner Pawel Samecki traveled to Bulgaria on October 22 with a mandate to determine the effectiveness of the European Union's cohesion policy in
21 Oct 2009 - 14:48 by Local Press Report
HUNGARY, BUDAPEST (Politics.hu (Hungary)) — Hungary plans to make water a national priority theme during its EU presidency in the first half of 2011, according to the head of parliament's environmental committee.
12 Oct 2009 - 20:58 by Local Press Report
DALLAS, SOUTH KOREA (Dallas Business) — Pump and valve manufacturer Flowserve Corp. won a multimillion-dollar order from Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power Co. Ltd., the company announced on October 6. The order is for main stem
5 Oct 2009 - 20:58 by Local Press Report
MANILA (The Philippine Inquirer) — Nine companies form South Korea were in the Philippines last month looking for renewable and alternative energy projects. The firms include Korea Water Resource Corp. (K Water),
28 Sep 2009 - 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
Vietnam, HANOI — Vietnamese Minister of Natural Resources and Environment Pham Khoi Nguyen confirmed that a national program is being created to cope with climate change and rising sea levels, with an
16 Sep 2009 - 14:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
BUCHAREST, Romania — The European Commission has approved financing of 284 projects worth a total of $1,115 billion USD aimed at developing water and road infrastructure for Romanian villages, Minister
9 Sep 2009 - 14:48 by Local Press Report
SOFIA (Focus Information Agency (Bulgaria)) — European Investment Bank (EIB) experts will help Bulgaria to implement seven projects financed under the EU Cohesion Fund, the government announced. The seven projects include
29 Jul 2009 - 14:48 by Local Press Report
BUCHAREST (Finciarul (Romania)) — The World Bank will help Romania to apply the European Union Directives on Water Quality and Nitrates. The World Bank also decided recently to help Romanian
28 Jul 2009 - 20:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent
HAVANA, Cuba — T he Cuban government has launched a major initiative to bring about more efficiency in water use.
This year, the government has prioritized