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  • 22 Oct 2007- 21:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China — In an escalation of the controversy surrounding the future of China's Three Gorges' Dam, the Chongqing local government announced this week it would move another 4 million people from the reservoir's environs over the
  • 15 Oct 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report DOHA, Qatar TradeArabia News Service — Doha will host the second Annual World Islamic Infrastructure Finance Conference next month. The conference comes as project finance transactions in the Middle East are expected to reach more than $1 trillion USD in the
  • 8 Oct 2007- 20:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China- Environmental experts are continuing to express concern about the ecological effects of the Three Gorges Dam, as the huge weight of water behind the dam has started to erode the Yangtze River's bank in many places. This in turn has
  • 30 Sep 2007- 23:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASMARA, Eritrea — As is true in countries throughout Africa, rapid urbanization is drinking up Ethiopia's water supply and often contaminating its sources. In the last six or seven years, the government and local communities have stepped up soil
  • 17 Sep 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT — Faced with unexpected cost increases, Kuwait's first seawater desalination plant project is on hold. The Ministry of Electricity & Water is discussing internally whether the project should even become a reality, according
  • 17 Sep 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DOHA, Qatar — Dutch consultancy KEMA has been awarded the technical advisory contract for the Qatari Ras Laffan C independent water and power plant project (IWPP). According to officials of the Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa
  • 13 Aug 2007- 10:08 by Local Press Report KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT Kuwait Times — Environmental group The Green Line has accused the Kuwait Petroleum Company of environmental violations that contaminate water resources. The group said it had documentation showing that the oil company was dumping large
  • 6 Aug 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT- General Electric (GE), one of the largest contractors in the energy and water sector in the Gulf, has won new $1.8 billion USD contracts to upgrade energy and water production in Kuwait and Qatar. The deal includes supplying 32 gas
  • 16 Jul 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DOHA, Qatar — Oil and gas company ConocoPhillips plans to set up a global Water Sustainability Center in Qatar to examine ways of treating and using water by-products from oil production and refining operations, as well as projects relating to
  • 11 Jun 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT — Mitsui & Company of Japan is expected to win the contract to build the Shuaiba North power and desalination plant, according to the Kuwait Central Tenders Committee. The committee already approved the Mitsui consortium offer of
  • 30 Apr 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT- The Kuwaiti Ministry of Planning has invited international consultants, together with their local partners, to prequalify for a contract to design the upgrade the Umm al-Hayman sewage treatment plant in the south of the country. The
  • 9 Apr 2007- 08:14 by Local Press Report DOHA, Qatar The Peninsula (Qatar) — Qatar's 2007-2008 budget includes $5.75 billion USD for infrastructure projects including water and sewage projects. The Qatari government's budget puts expected revenues at some $19.9 billion USD, and
  • 2 Apr 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DOHA, Qatar — Faced with soaring water demand, Qatar is stepping up efforts to find out what the country's water reserves actually are. The Qatari Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture asked the permanent water resources committee to
  • 12 Mar 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT — When scientists discovered that tiny Kuwait had 10 percent of the world's oil reserves in the 1950s, they immediately thought of one problem: The country didn't have water. Lying in the heart of the Arab desert, with
  • 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,

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