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  • 17 Sep 2007- 23:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka — Only 10 percent of rural households and just under 29 percent of total households in Sri Lanka have access to tap water, but the National Water Supply and Drainage Board aims to improve that percentage by 2015 to meet the country&
  • 10 Sep 2007- 23:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, KUALA LUMPUR — Finland-based mining and technology company Outotec Oyj, formerly known as Outokumpu Technology OYJ, has won a $100 million contract USD for a water treatment facility in the eastern coastal district of
  • 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
  • 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
  • 30 Jul 2007- 08:09 by Local Press Report BEIRUT, Lebanon United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) — The United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA) will hold workshops to train members of Lebanese chambers of commerce, industry and
  • 16 Jul 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report united arab emirates, ABU DHABI Emirates News Agency (WAM) — The UAE Red Crescent Society has commissioned a $3.24 million USD housing project in Sri Lanka for tsunami victims. Internal road networks and sewerage systems have been built or renovated for the
  • 18 Jun 2007- 09:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALGIERS, Algeria — Algeria is facing the curse of riches- rising income from petroleum brings an influx of people and industry needing water that the country lacks the capacity to deliver. What has become a way of life for the countries along the
  • 11 Feb 2007- 21:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALGIERS, Algeria — Algeria's aggressive $1 billion USD worth of water transfer projects are moving forward, with technical and commercial bids submitted for the construction and pipeline supply contracts. Algiers is planning to set up one of North
  • 14 Jan 2007- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ALGIERS, Algeria — Algeria, normally only in the news related to oil and gas projects, has stepped up its water supply projects. Officials may start presenting the six contracts for dam and water supply projects in the Setif region, before the end of