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  • 19 Mar 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Veolia Environment seems to have hit upon the formula for successful water projects in the Middle East and North Africa through recent structural improvements to public-private partnerships (PPP). The French water giant already is
  • 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
  • 12 Mar 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT — When scientists discovered that tiny Kuwait had 10 percent of the world's oil reserves in the 1950s, they immediately thought of one problem: The country didn't have water. Lying in the heart of the Arab desert, with
  • 12 Mar 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Sudan, JUBA — The government in southern Sudan has invested $30 million USD for a rural water and sanitation project. The objective of the Rural Water Supply and Sanitation Project in southern Sudan is to increase access to safe water and sanitation
  • 4 Mar 2007- 20:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent IRBIL, Iraq — Iraq's northern regions are bustling with commerce and looking to the future with dozens of water projects planned for this year alone. The local Kurdish governments here have announced 31 projects to build new water plants and extend
  • 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
  • 19 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Iraq, BAGHDAD —Iraq's Ministry of Works and Municipalities could not carry out all the drinking water projects it planned for 2006 because insufficient funds were dispersed, according to Director General of the ministry's Water Directorate
  • 19 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — Saudi Arabia's largest-ever independent water and power project (IWPP) at Ras al Zour got the green light from the Saudi Water & Electricity Company. Companies are invited to submit their expressions of interest within
  • 19 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united arab emirates, ABU DHABI — Abu Dhabi-based ADGECO Group of Companies has formed a strategic alliance with Spain's Valoriza for desalination, sewage treatment and power generation projects. ADGECO Group's founder and managing director,
  • 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
  • 5 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON — Time and again when the media trumpet the arrival or development of new desalination projects the stories gloss over the actual cost of the water that is being produced. This is not necessarily bad reporting but because desalination costs are
  • 5 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Southern Africa's otherwise adequate water supplies from aquifers and rivers are being threatened by rising pollution levels from industrial wastewater discharges. The problem is especially acute in countries such as
  • 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
  • 5 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united arab emirates, ABU DHABI, ANGOLA, HUAMBO — United Technical Services (UTS), a UAE-based technology services company) will target new sectors for its new improved wastewater treatment system. Instead of focusing on the water sector, the company
  • 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

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