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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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