Disasters

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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
  • 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
  • 15 Oct 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report DOHA, Qatar TradeArabia News Service — Doha will host the second Annual World Islamic Infrastructure Finance Conference next month. The conference comes as project finance transactions in the Middle East are expected to reach more than $1 trillion USD in the
  • 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 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- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DOHA, Qatar — Dutch consultancy KEMA has been awarded the technical advisory contract for the Qatari Ras Laffan C independent water and power plant project (IWPP). According to officials of the Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa
  • 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
  • 6 Aug 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT- General Electric (GE), one of the largest contractors in the energy and water sector in the Gulf, has won new $1.8 billion USD contracts to upgrade energy and water production in Kuwait and Qatar. The deal includes supplying 32 gas
  • 16 Jul 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DOHA, Qatar — Oil and gas company ConocoPhillips plans to set up a global Water Sustainability Center in Qatar to examine ways of treating and using water by-products from oil production and refining operations, as well as projects relating to
  • 9 Apr 2007- 08:14 by Local Press Report DOHA, Qatar The Peninsula (Qatar) — Qatar's 2007-2008 budget includes $5.75 billion USD for infrastructure projects including water and sewage projects. The Qatari government's budget puts expected revenues at some $19.9 billion USD, and
  • 2 Apr 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DOHA, Qatar — Faced with soaring water demand, Qatar is stepping up efforts to find out what the country's water reserves actually are. The Qatari Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Agriculture asked the permanent water resources committee to
  • 19 Feb 2007- 09:08 by Local Press Report DOHA, Qatar The Peninsula (Qatar) — Qata is hosting a conference on project finance. The "Middle East Project Finance 2007" conference in Doha will address project finance in the power and water, oil and gas, petrochemicals, marine shipping,
  • 5 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DOHA, Qatar, Iraq, AL DIWANIYAH — The government of Al Qadisiyah province is spending $1 million USD to build two water stations in the city of Al Diwaniyah, 260 kilometers southwest of Baghdad. Falah Mahdi, the engineer in charge of water projects in Al
  • 28 Jan 2007- 02:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent sinGapore — Singapore is looking to its recycling expertise to secure a slice of the burgeoning Gulf water market. In particular, a group of eight Singapore companies is hoping to secure $325 million USD worth of business over the next two or three