Disasters

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  • 11 Nov 2007- 22:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent duBai, united arab emirates — The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is refuting local media reports that it was poised to raise water and power tariffs. DEWA Managing Director and CEO Saeed al Tayer said reports that the state-owned utility
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 13 Aug 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent duBai, united arab emirates — The consultancy contract on the P station power and desalination plant is expected to be awarded this month, according to officials of the Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA). The $4 billion USD project has
  • 16 Jul 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, AMSTERDAM, Netherlands — The Persian Gulf region — with high financial liquidity and a booming water industry driven by ever-growing demand — has become one of the main targets of international water sector investors and companies.
  • 25 Jun 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent duBai, united arab emirates — The exponential growth of the real estate and industrial sectors in the Persian Gulf region, due to high oil and gas revenues, could threaten water sector development. Analysts at the Emirates Environment Group said
  • 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
  • 4 Jun 2007- 09:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent duBai, united arab emirates — Dubai, the commercial hub of the United Arab Emirates, plans to build a power and desalination plant, one of the largest in the world, at an estimated cost of $12 to $15 billion USD. The state-run Dubai Electricity &
  • 30 Apr 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent duBai, united arab emirates, CAIRO, Egypt — Health experts in the Egyptian Mediterranean city of Port Said warned that if the quality of drinking water in the governorate didn't improve, it would lead to a health disaster. In a seminar in Port Said
  • 16 Apr 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent duBai, united arab emirates — Middle Eastern countries face constrained economic growth if water management issues are not dealt with in an appropriate way. International financial institutions such as the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund
  • 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 Local Press Report duBai, united arab emirates Al Bawaba — The first closing of Abraaj Capital's Infrastructure and Growth Capital Fund concluded with $500 million USD in commitments. On final closing, the fund will have raised $2 billion USD. The fund targets
  • 11 Feb 2007- 21:36 by Local Press Report duBai, united arab emirates The Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates) — Plastics manufacturer Borouge plans to increase its capacity to produce polyolefins (polyethylene and polypropylene) by 8 percent by the end of next year. That will bring the Abu Dhabi