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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 Local Press Report Vietnam, HANOI VietNam Net — Recent floods have seriously damaged irrigation infrastructure in Thua Thien-Hue province. The province has estimated initial losses from flooding at $71.8 million USD, with $47.5 million USD in damage to the transport 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 Local Press Report Vietnam, HANOI VietNam Net — Recent floods have seriously damaged irrigation infrastructure in Thua Thien-Hue province. The province has estimated initial losses from flooding at $71.8 million USD, with $47.5 million USD in damage to the transport and
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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