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  • 27 Jul 2015 - 11:05 - NICOYA, Costa Rica - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Residents in the city of Nicoya, in Costa Rica’s Guanacaste Province, held demonstrations over the weekend during President Luis Guillermo Solís’ visit, demanding that the government take steps to improve water supply to the drought-stricken province.

  • 27 Jul 2015 - 10:18 - KATHMANDU, Nepal - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Only $210 million USD -- about half of the $422 million USD humanitarian appeal launched to help Nepal in the wake of last April’s devastating earthquake -- has been received to date, the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA) said last week.

  • 27 Jul 2015 - 10:18 - SARATOV, Russia - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Prosecutors in the Russian city of Saratov have filed criminal charges against businessman Vitalij Zimin for allegedly embezzling $5,200 USD that had been allocated by local authorities for a project to improve water supply in the Raskatov settlement.

  • 27 Jul 2015 - 10:18 - KHARTOUM, Sudan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan have reached a compromise agreement that paves the way for two international consultancies to move forward with studies on the impacts of Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam, Egyptian Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Hossam Moghazi said on July 24th.

  • 27 Jul 2015 - 10:18 - CHENNAI, India - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The government of India’s Tamil Nadu state has started the work on the $100 million USD Cauvery Drinking Water Project.

  • 27 Jul 2015 - 10:18 - BUCHAREST, Romania - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Prosecutors with Romania’s National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) are investigating Alexandru Cordos, a senator from the ruling Social Democrat Party (PSD), for influence peddling.

  • 27 Jul 2015 - 10:38 - ISLAMABAD, Pakistan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Standard Chartered Bank of Pakistan, the sixth largest bank in the country, is considering investing in the country's $7.5 billion USD, 4,320-megawatt Dasu Hydropower Project, a Finance Ministry official told OOSKAnews this week.

  • 24 Jul 2015 - 11:39 - PRAGUE, Czech Republic - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    As the country grapples with its worst drought in a dozen years, the government of the Czech Republic is seeking ways to mitigate the situation and prepare for similar climatic events in the future.

  • 24 Jul 2015 - 11:12 - MOMBASA, Kenya - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa is facing severe water shortages after the Coast Water Services Board disconnected its supply due to unpaid bills totaling some $3.5 million USD.

  • 24 Jul 2015 - 11:00 - KARACHI, Pakistan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Pakistan’s two largest commercial banks, the National Bank of Pakistan (NBP) and Habib Bank Limited (HBL), are buying $800 million USD worth of Sukuk bonds (Sharia-compliant bonds) for the 969-megawatt Neelum-Jhelum Hydropower Project, a bank official told OOSKAnews this week.

  • 24 Jul 2015 - 10:45 - SHENYANG, China - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Some 248,500 people are facing drinking water shortages in drought-stricken Liaoning Province in northeastern China, the provincial flood control and drought relief headquarters warned on July 24th.

  • 24 Jul 2015 - 10:34 - LIMA, Peru - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Peruvian government this week lifted the state of emergency in Islay Province, ending restrictions on freedom of movement and right to assembly in the province, and unfreezing its bank accounts. The 60-day state of emergency had been declared on May 22nd, in the wake of violent protests against Southern Copper’s planned Tia Maria mining project in the region.

  • 24 Jul 2015 - 10:34 - DAMASCUS, Syria - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The recent lengthy water disruptions in the Syrian city of Aleppo increased the risk of water-borne disease, especially among children, according to the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF).

  • 24 Jul 2015 - 10:34 - VARANASI, India - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Indian government will soon start construction of three new wastewater treatment plants in Varanasi at a cost of $73 million USD.

  • 23 Jul 2015 - 10:16 - LUHANSK, Ukraine - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Germany may provide funding to restore water supply facilities in the self-proclaimed Lugansk People’s Republic in Eastern Ukraine, according to Vladislav Deinego, a representative of the breakaway region.

  • 23 Jul 2015 - 10:16 - MUMBAI, India - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The Municipal Corporation of Greater Mumbai this week announced plans to build four new dams in nearby districts at a cost of $4.77 billion USD.

  • 23 Jul 2015 - 10:16 - NAIROBI, Kenya - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Governors of two countries in Kenya’s Rift Valley region are threatening to oppose a new multi-million-dollar Italian-backed water project unless the national government fully involves them in it.

  • 23 Jul 2015 - 10:15 - BANGKOK, Thailand - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Thai Prime Minister General Prayut Chan-o-cha this week announced plans to carry out 12 water projects throughout the country "aimed at solving shortage for every kind of water use.”

  • 23 Jul 2015 - 10:16 - WASHINGTON, DC, United States - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    The American Red Cross may not be able to account for how it spent the nearly half a billion dollars in donations it raised for humanitarian relief and rebuilding efforts in Haiti following the January 2010 earthquake, according to new documents obtained by US National Public Radio (NPR) and independent non-profit newsroom ProPublica.

  • 23 Jul 2015 - 10:16 - KHARTOUM, Sudan - OOSKAnews Correspondent

    Water and irrigation ministers from Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan began a new round of talks in the Sudanese capital on July 22nd to resolve issues related to Ethiopia’s contentious Grand Renaissance Dam.


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