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  • 11 Nov 2007- 22:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united arab emirates, ABU DHABI — Officials of the Abu Dhabi Water & Electricity Authority (ADWEA) have informed bidders that the utility has taken the unprecedented step of inviting two developer groups to submit proposals for the Shuweihat 2
  • 29 Oct 2007- 21:16 by Local Press Report TAIPEI, Taiwan China Post (Taiwan) — Authorities assure that spilled water from the Snow Mountain Tunnel project will not contaminate the catchment area for the Feitsui reservoir The 12-kilometer long tunnel flooded recently, but the water was drained away
  • 8 Oct 2007- 20:39 by Local Press Report Taiwan, TAOYUAN The China Post — Presidential candidate Ma Yingjeou pledged that if elected he would take steps to protect the water supply in Taoyuan in case of typhoons. Ma's comments came at the same time that Typhoon Krosa hit Taiwan. The typhoon
  • 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
  • 24 Sep 2007- 23:30 by Local Press Report TAIPEI, Taiwan Taipei Times (Taiwan) — The Taiwan government will not raise water and electricity rates, according to local officials. Secretary-General Chen Chin-jun asked residents to conserve water. He said that despite the rise in water treatment costs.
  • 24 Sep 2007- 23:30 by Local Press Report TAIPEI, Taiwan China Post (Taiwan) — Taiwanese officials were concerned about the water supply in the wake of Typhoon Wipha, which ripped through Taiwan and headed out to southeastern last week. Taiwan Water Corp. officials said water supply to Hsinchu City
  • 17 Sep 2007- 23:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China — China is increasingly asking its citizens to blow the whistle on industrial polluters. That's in stark contrast to two years ago, when authorities sought to cover up a major chemical spillage. When the 9 million residents of Harbin
  • 17 Sep 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united arab emirates, ABU DHABI, NAMIBIA, WINDHOEK — The UAE Ministry of Energy has announced its 2008-2010 strategic plan, consisting of 16 key initiatives and 25 supplementary initiatives, including a project to develop a comprehensive database on
  • 10 Sep 2007- 23:24 by Local Press Report vientiane, laos, HO CHI MINH CITY, Vietnam Thanh Nien News (Vietnam) — The social and environmental protection measures used during construction of the Nam Theun II hydropower project will be the standard for future projects, according to Minister of Energy
  • 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
  • 3 Sep 2007- 23:26 by Local Press Report China, YAN'AN Xinhua News Agency (China) — A crude oil leak from a broken pipeline has contaminated the water supply reservoir in the northwest Chinese city of Yan'an, in Shaanxi province. As a result, residents are turning to the Yanhe and Xihe
  • 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
  • 20 Aug 2007- 11:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united arab emirates, ABU DHABI- While stock markets around the world were hitting lows earlier this month, shares in the Arab Gulf have been on the rise. In Abu Dhabi's stock exchange, a rise of 0.2 percent has been attributed mainly to a 1.4
  • 20 Aug 2007- 11:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united arab emirates, ABU DHABI — Acciona Agua of Spain has signed contracts to build desalination plants in Algeria and the United Arab Emirates. The company will build a $184.9 million plant in Fouka, Algeria, with Canada's SNC Lavalin, and the
  • 6 Aug 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united arab emirates, ABU DHABI- The Marubeni Corporation, Japan's fifth-largest trading house, has won a contract to build and operate the largest power and water-desalination project in the United Arab Emirates, the Tokyo-based company announced.

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