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  • 25 Jun 2019- 10:52 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Financial Tribune A memorandum of understanding (MoU) has been signed between the Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO) and Farassan Industrial Group to expedite the water supply project from the Persian
  • 6 Apr 2019- 05:18 by Local Press Report JOHOR BAHRU Free Malaysia Today About 17,000 account holders under the Ranhill SAJ water company in Kulai faced water supply disruption which began on Wednesday morning due to ammonia contamination at Sungai Sayong. Johor International Trade, Investment and
  • 14 Mar 2019- 12:04 by Local Press Report KUALA LUMPUR The Malaysian Reserve Bauxite mining and exports will not begin immediately after the expiry of the moratorium end of this month, said Water, Land and Natural Resources Minister Dr Xavier Jayakumar. He said the government will continue to
  • 6 Sep 2016- 06:44 by Local Press Report SIRJAN Kuwait Times Pistachios are Iran’s biggest export after crude oil, with 250,000 tonnes of the nut produced last year. But time is running out for the industry as unconstrained farming and climate change take a devastating toll. Access Climate Food
  • 1 Apr 2016- 08:36 by Local Press Report PETALING JAYA Free Malaysia Today It has been decided that it is not economically feasible to treat millions of litres of contaminated water from the disused mining pool at the Mamut copper mine in Ranau, Sabah. Universiti Malaysia Sabah geologist Dr Felix
  • 15 Feb 2016- 09:24 by Local Press Report KUALA LUMPUR Malaysian Insider Authorities in Pahang appear to have turned a blind eye on the far-reaching consequences of bauxite mining in the state to the detriment of the people, the Centre to Combat Corruption and Cronyism (C4) said Saturday. Its
  • 11 Jan 2016- 08:56 by Local Press Report KUALA LUMPUR Malay Mail Online Director-General of Health, Datuk Dr Noor Hisham Abdullah has advised Kuantan residents to avoid using raw water from polluted rivers to avoid health problems. Meanwhile, the Pahang Health Department has taken measures to
  • 18 Dec 2015- 08:44 by Local Press Report BUKIT GOH Malaysia Kini Water from water sources near the bauxite mines in Bukit Goh, Pahang should not be used for drinking even after treatment, said water quality professor Maketab Mohamed. The Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM) academic said this based
  • 8 Dec 2015- 08:21 by Local Press Report KUANTAN Free Malaysia Today Kuantan MP Fuziah Salleh has expressed concern over the worsening bauxite crisis in her constituency, as its main raw water supply from the Pinang and Mabok rivers contains high mercury levels from rampant bauxite mining. Health
  • 21 Sep 2015- 08:28 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Trend News Agency Iran has prepared a plan, based on which the country will import water from Georgia and Armenia to revive the dying Lake Urmia, in turn for exporting oil and gas to the mentioned countries. Access Energy Security Environment Policy
  • 15 Sep 2015- 08:09 by Local Press Report KUALA TERENGGANU The Edge Markets Applications to mine bauxite in the Malaysian state of Terengganu have been frozen after the local government said it wanted to safeguard against pollution, underscoring the risks associated with a boom in production to feed
  • 24 Aug 2015- 08:42 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Oil Price Though economic promise is on the horizon for Iran, the crippling effects of international sanctions still handicap the water-poor nation of 78 million. What’s worse, the current drought, which stretches back more than two decades, shows no
  • 13 Jul 2015- 10:06 by Local Press Report KOTA KINABALU Free Malaysia Today The Sabah Government may seal off an acidic lake, formed by an open pit at the abandoned Mamut Copper mine in Ranau, as a pre-emptive measure to prevent the possibility of the contaminated water source flowing into the
  • 12 May 2015- 09:03 by Local Press Report PETALING JAYA AsiaOne River pollution is becoming a major cause of unscheduled water disruptions in the country. National Water Services Com­mission (SPAN) chief executive Mohd Ridhuan Ismail said this week that various types of river pollution, including
  • 28 Apr 2015- 09:52 by Local Press Report TEHRAN Tehran Times “We have afflicted water with the plague of oil,” according to Isa Kalantari, the former agriculture minister and current head of Urmia Lake Revival Committee. By that, he means that political interests have overpowered environmental

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