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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 2 Jul 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report KIGALI, Rwanda New Times (Rwanda) — The United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-HABITAT) is providing $1.5 million USD to improve water and sanitation to urban areas The funds fall under a three-year memorandum of understanding between Rwanda and
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 30 Apr 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent duBai, united arab emirates, CAIRO, Egypt — Health experts in the Egyptian Mediterranean city of Port Said warned that if the quality of drinking water in the governorate didn't improve, it would lead to a health disaster. In a seminar in Port Said
  • 16 Apr 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt, LAGOS, Nigeria — Drinking water and sewage services are deteriorating in the Upper Egyptian governorate of Fayyoum, about 100 kilometers south of Cairo. Sewage treatment projects in the villages of Senouros, Itsa, Shakshouk, Gharq and
  • 26 Mar 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report KIGALI, Rwanda The New Times (Rwanda) — The government and the United Nations Human Settlements Program (UN-HABITAT) will jointly fund a $1.7 million USD water and sanitation project in Kigali. The project falls under UN-HABITAT's "Water for
  • 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