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  • 18 Dec 2007- 17:50 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines — Water scarcity isn't likely to cause supply crises, according to a report from the Asian Development Bank (ADB). Rather, it is poor management of water resources and failure to prevent pollution that are the main causes for
  • 17 Dec 2007- 09:08 by Local Press Report Saudi Arabia, JEDDAH Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates) — Zamil Industrial Investment Company has signed an $11.3 million USD, 22-year agreement with Saudi Basic Industries Corporation (SABIC) for the complete outsourcing of process and comfort cooling and
  • 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 CHENNAI, India — India's $2 billion USD diversified business conglomerate, Murugappa Group, and its joint venture partner, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group, plan to launch technologies that will clean up contaminated soil and groundwater to make it
  • 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 CHENNAI, India — India's $2 billion USD diversified business conglomerate, Murugappa Group, and its joint venture partner, Mitsui Sumitomo Insurance Group, plan to launch technologies that will clean up contaminated soil and groundwater to make it
  • 8 Oct 2007- 20:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, CHENNAI, India, China — It is the longest-running river-water sharing dispute in India, and perhaps one of the oldest such disputes globally: The neighboring states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu in southern India have been engaged in a prolonged
  • 8 Oct 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report Saudi Arabia, JEDDAH Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates) — The Saudi Cabinet has decided to ease visa restrictions for foreign businessmen in hopes that it will encourage investment in the kingdom, particularly in the fields of desalination, power generation
  • 3 Sep 2007- 00:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Saudi Arabia, JEDDAH — The Saudi Power & Water Utility for Jubail & Yanbu (Marafiq) has set a deadline of September 6 for expressions of interest from local and international companies for two contracts covering an infrastructure investment
  • 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
  • 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
  • 19 Mar 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report Saudi Arabia, JEDDAH Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates) — Yemen is looking to secure $10 billion USD worth of investments from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries. Potential areas of investment include water desalination plants, electrical power plants