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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 5 Nov 2007- 19:36 by Local Press Report ISLAMABAD, Pakistan ReliefWeb (Switzerland) — The Muslim Aid office in Pakistan has started 10 water supply projects in the North-West Frontier Province. The projects are part of the "Water for Life" program. It aims to provide clean drinking water
  • 1 Oct 2007- 20:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KATHMANDU, Nepal- Cross-border water distribution, utilization, management and irrigation and hydro-electric power projects are defining interstate relations in South Asia. A series of bilateral agreements are in pace to try to resolve any differences
  • 24 Sep 2007- 23:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent dhaka, Bangladesh — The World Bank has approved a $102.26 million USD credit to support Bangladesh's efforts to improve national water resources management. The Water Management Improvement Project is designed to enhance water management by
  • 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
  • 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&
  • 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 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- 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
  • 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

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