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  • 17 Dec 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — Degremont has won the $50 million USD design, build and operate (DBO) contract for the Gabl El Asfar wastewater treatment plant east of Cairo. The contract includes construction of an extension to the 1.5 million cubic meters per day
  • 25 Nov 2007- 22:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa- Four major players in South Africa's water industry have realized major profits in the 2007 financial year. Africa's biggest water utility, Rand Water, recorded a 25.2 percent profit in the financial year ending in
  • 11 Nov 2007- 22:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent duBai, united arab emirates — The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is refuting local media reports that it was poised to raise water and power tariffs. DEWA Managing Director and CEO Saeed al Tayer said reports that the state-owned utility
  • 29 Oct 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG, South Africa Creamer Media's Engineering News (South Africa)- South African utility Rand Water plans to expand its industrial water supply services, according to the company's acting CEO, Zvinaiye Manyere. Manyere said the company&
  • 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
  • 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
  • 24 Sep 2007- 00:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt- The Egyptian Ministry of Investment has earmarked $35 million USD new industrial wastewater stations in four state-run plants, ministry officials said. The decision is an attempt to minimize the harmful effects of pollution caused by
  • 20 Aug 2007- 11:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united arab emirates, ABU DHABI- While stock markets around the world were hitting lows earlier this month, shares in the Arab Gulf have been on the rise. In Abu Dhabi's stock exchange, a rise of 0.2 percent has been attributed mainly to a 1.4
  • 20 Aug 2007- 11:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt- A group of independent members of the Egyptian People's Assembly (the lower house of parliament) are preparing a draft law that would require water companies to pay compensation to consumers who suffer from water supply cuts. &quot
  • 13 Aug 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent duBai, united arab emirates — The consultancy contract on the P station power and desalination plant is expected to be awarded this month, according to officials of the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA). The $4 billion USD project has
  • 16 Jul 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — The Persian Gulf region — with high financial liquidity and a booming water industry driven by ever-growing demand — has become one of the main targets of international water sector investors and companies.
  • 25 Jun 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent duBai, united arab emirates — The exponential growth of the real estate and industrial sectors in the Persian Gulf region, due to high oil and gas revenues, could threaten water sector development. Analysts at the Emirates Environment Group said
  • 4 Jun 2007- 09:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent duBai, united arab emirates — Dubai, the commercial hub of the United Arab Emirates, plans to build a power and desalination plant, one of the largest in the world, at an estimated cost of $12 to $15 billion USD. The state-run Dubai Electricity &
  • 28 May 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — Representatives from 10 Arab countries concluded talks in Cairo on treatment of industrial wastewater. Egypt, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Iraq, Qatar, Lebanon, Libya, and Morocco participated in the Arab
  • 7 May 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt, South Africa, GARDENVIEW — For years the city of Al-Khosous, located about 30 kilometers from Cairo, has experienced serious sewer problems because of the huge amount of sewage coming out of the capital that passes through it. A long sewage

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