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  • 27 Nov 2007- 18:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, LAHORE — Use of asbestos in water pipe has been banned in many places, but is still allowed in Pakistan. Now, a debate is underway in the country over whether or not government should switch to PVC (polyvinyl chloride) pipes. As of 2006, 40
  • 27 Nov 2007- 18:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, LAHORE — Use of asbestos in water pipe has been banned in many places, but is still allowed in Pakistan. Now, a debate is underway in the country over whether or not government should switch to PVC (polyvinyl chloride) pipes. As of 2006, 40
  • 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
  • 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&
  • 23 Jul 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MONROVIA, Liberia, AMMAN, Jordan — Water from wells being used for commercial purposes in the capital were constructed near latrines and dump sites and could be contaminated, according to the Liberia Water and Sewage Corporation. Company chief Hun Bu
  • 9 Jul 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report AMMAN, Jordan Jordan Times — A pilot plant is to be built to treat the liquid residue left over from the olive-pressing process. The $711,000 USD plant is being funded by the European Union. It will be built at either the Ikeider holding area or the Jordan
  • 18 Jun 2007- 09:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALGIERS, Algeria — Algeria is facing the curse of riches- rising income from petroleum brings an influx of people and industry needing water that the country lacks the capacity to deliver. What has become a way of life for the countries along the
  • 30 Apr 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan- A new law passed by the Jordanian parliament paving the way for the country to use nuclear energy for water desalination, and several Middle Eastern countries are following the same path. A Jordanian energy committee, spearheaded by
  • 26 Mar 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The newly completed Lesotho Highlands phase 1B water project is set to ease water woes and improve the economy of the South Africa's Gauteng Province. For Lesotho, the benefits include new infrastructure, including new
  • 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
  • 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 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 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
  • 14 Jan 2007- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALGIERS, Algeria — Algeria, normally only in the news related to oil and gas projects, has stepped up its water supply projects. Officials may start presenting the six contracts for dam and water supply projects in the Setif region, before the end of
  • 8 Jan 2007- 06:53 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG, South Africa Business Day (South Africa) — South Africa's Water Affairs and Forestry Ministry is still investigating the effects of three jet fuel spillages at the OR Tambo International Airport, which caused significant pollution of