Disasters

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  • 26 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan — The World Bank already is starting to slip behind its own deadlines in launching a $15.5 million USD feasibility study of the proposed Red Sea-Dead Sea canal project. Before the first shovel of dirt is turned, the project to build a
  • 19 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Iraq, BAGHDAD —Iraq's Ministry of Works and Municipalities could not carry out all the drinking water projects it planned for 2006 because insufficient funds were dispersed, according to Director General of the ministry's Water Directorate
  • 19 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia's largest-ever independent water and power project (IWPP) at Ras al Zour got the green light from the Saudi Water & Electricity Company. Companies are invited to submit their expressions of interest within
  • 19 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united arab emirates, ABU DHABI — Abu Dhabi-based ADGECO Group of Companies has formed a strategic alliance with Spain's Valoriza for desalination, sewage treatment and power generation projects. ADGECO Group's founder and managing director,
  • 19 Feb 2007- 09:08 by Local Press Report DOHA, Qatar The Peninsula (Qatar) — Qata is hosting a conference on project finance. The "Middle East Project Finance 2007" conference in Doha will address project finance in the power and water, oil and gas, petrochemicals, marine shipping,
  • 19 Feb 2007- 09:08 by Local Press Report duBai, united arab emirates Al Bawaba — The first closing of Abraaj Capital's Infrastructure and Growth Capital Fund concluded with $500 million USD in commitments. On final closing, the fund will have raised $2 billion USD. The fund targets
  • 11 Feb 2007- 21:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALGIERS, Algeria — Algeria's aggressive $1 billion USD worth of water transfer projects are moving forward, with technical and commercial bids submitted for the construction and pipeline supply contracts. Algiers is planning to set up one of North
  • 11 Feb 2007- 21:36 by Local Press Report duBai, united arab emirates The Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates) — Plastics manufacturer Borouge plans to increase its capacity to produce polyolefins (polyethylene and polypropylene) by 8 percent by the end of next year. That will bring the Abu Dhabi
  • 11 Feb 2007- 21:36 by Local Press Report AMMAN, Jordan Jordan Times — The average price of basic commodities in Jordan, including water, has risen 75.5 percent over the past 10 years. A study by the country's Consumer Protection Society said the average price of 115 basic commodities and
  • 5 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON — Time and again when the media trumpet the arrival or development of new desalination projects the stories gloss over the actual cost of the water that is being produced. This is not necessarily bad reporting but because desalination costs are
  • 5 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Southern Africa's otherwise adequate water supplies from aquifers and rivers are being threatened by rising pollution levels from industrial wastewater discharges. The problem is especially acute in countries such as
  • 5 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DOHA, Qatar, Iraq, AL DIWANIYAH — The government of Al Qadisiyah province is spending $1 million USD to build two water stations in the city of Al Diwaniyah, 260 kilometers southwest of Baghdad. Falah Mahdi, the engineer in charge of water projects in Al
  • 5 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united arab emirates, ABU DHABI, ANGOLA, HUAMBO — United Technical Services (UTS), a UAE-based technology services company) will target new sectors for its new improved wastewater treatment system. Instead of focusing on the water sector, the company