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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
  • 22 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TRIPOLI, LIBYA — Libyan oficials have announced plans to tender the contracts for two independent water and power projects (IWPPs). Analysts predicted that international interest would be significant as it is the first time that Tripoli will seek
  • 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
  • 27 Aug 2007- 11:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united arab emirates, DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, ABU DHABI, OMAN, MUSCAT — Arabian Power Company (APC) has begun commercial operation of a new advanced combined cycle plant and a desalination plant at Umm Al Nar power and water project in Abu Dhabi. APC
  • 13 Aug 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TRIPOLI, LIBYA- In Libya, where water is almost as valuable a commodity as oil, the announcement that France will sell Libya a nuclear reactor to provide drinking water from desalinated seawater has been welcomed. The agreement, with an undisclosed
  • 11 Jun 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TRIPOLI, LIBYA — Libyan officials are reviewing the planned Sirte desalination plant project in light of increased costs. According to officials of the General Electricity Company of Libya (Gecol), the national utility has stepped its efforts to fast
  • 19 Mar 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TRIPOLI, Iraq, LIBYA, BAGHDAD — The United Nations Development Program is establishing a water management council to help Iraq manage its resources and coordinate water policies with its neighbors. Ashraf Ghadhi, the UN envoy to Iraq, said that
  • 28 Jan 2007- 02:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — Thousands of activists and protesters from all over the world appealed to governments and international financial institutions to halt further moves to privatize water services in Africa. The groups gathered in Nairobi for a the-week