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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 lusaKa, Zambia — In a bid to improve water supply to households and mining companies and meet growing demand, Kafubu Water and Sewerage Company is seeking over $50 million USD for capital re-investment. The company's commercial director, Austin
  • 15 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia, Swaziland, MANZINI — The Environment Council of Zambia (ECZ) has set aside $30 million USD to mitigate water pollution caused by several years of lead mining in Zambia's Kabwe town. Thousands of people in the town have tested
  • 8 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia — The German government has initiated a project to drill 400 boreholes in 350 communities in Zambia to help overcome the challenge of providing safe drinking water in rural areas. The Rural Water Supply and Sanitation project in Kasempa,
  • 30 Sep 2007- 23:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia, KAMPALA, Uganda — The Environmental Council of Zambia has penalized Lake Safari Lodge for polluting Lake Kariba with human waste Lake Kariba, located 140 kilometers south of Lusaka, is Africa's largest man-made lake and a source of
  • 24 Sep 2007- 23:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, karachi- Storage capacity of Mangla Dam reservoir is gradually decreasing because of sedimentation, threatening land and water resources in the Indus plain- one of the largest irrigation systems in the world. Investigations carried out by
  • 3 Sep 2007- 23:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Pakistan, karachi — The Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) will provide villagers in remote desert areas of Pakistan access to safe drinking water, pumping water through electricity produced by solar energy. According to the Ministry of Water
  • 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
  • 14 Jan 2007- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent lusaKa, Zambia — When African heads of state met in Beijing in November in a much-publicized effort by the Chinese government to strengthen ties in Africa, water was high on the agenda. It's no wonder — China has been upgrading the water systems in