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  • 30 Sep 2007- 23:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASMARA, Eritrea — As is true in countries throughout Africa, rapid urbanization is drinking up Ethiopia's water supply and often contaminating its sources. In the last six or seven years, the government and local communities have stepped up soil
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 26 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan — The World Bank already is starting to slip behind its own deadlines in launching a $15.5 million USD feasibility study of the proposed Red Sea-Dead Sea canal project. Before the first shovel of dirt is turned, the project to build a
  • 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,