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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
  • 3 Sep 2007- 00:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Iraq, BAGHDAD, BEIRUT, Lebanon- Despite some success in rebuilding the water infrastructure damaged by last year's war between Israel and Hezbollah, Lebanon is still experiencing serious water shortages and water-quality problems. Experts say it is
  • 21 May 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya, Saudi Arabia, MANAMA, Bahrain, RAS AL ZOUR- The Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company has adopted procedures to stamp out corruption in its procurement department. The utility adopted the Public Procurement and Disposal Act of 2005 and
  • 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
  • 19 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Iraq, BAGHDAD —Iraq's Ministry of Works and Municipalities could not carry out all the drinking water projects it planned for 2006 because insufficient funds were dispersed, according to Director General of the ministry's Water Directorate
  • 5 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DOHA, Qatar, Iraq, AL DIWANIYAH — The government of Al Qadisiyah province is spending $1 million USD to build two water stations in the city of Al Diwaniyah, 260 kilometers southwest of Baghdad. Falah Mahdi, the engineer in charge of water projects in Al
  • 22 Jan 2007- 09:09 by Local Press Report MANAMA, Bahrain TradeArabia News Service — Ahmed Mansoor Al A'Ali Company is building a $1.5 million USD advanced pipe coating facility in Bahrain. The "supply and apply" facility, which should be fully operational by the end of January, will
  • 8 Jan 2007- 06:53 by Local Press Report MANAMA, Bahrain Mena Report — Bahrain-based Ithmaar Bank is co-sponsoring a new $2 billion USD Shariacompliant fund aimed at regional infrastructure investment. The main sectors targeted for the fund are water, power and utilities, health care, education,