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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&
  • 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
  • 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
  • 7 May 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Sierra Leone received a $10 million USD credit from the International Development Association of the World Bank for projects to drill new boreholes, supply handpumps and train handpump technicians, according to officials of the
  • 23 Apr 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Dozens of Sierra Leone's largest municipalities have been hit with the worse water crisis in three decades, water experts said. The Guma Valley Water Company, the main water supplier to the capital, "used to supply 23
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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