Disasters

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  • 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
  • 18 Jun 2007- 09:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia-Ten groups of companies have qualified and another nine conditionally prequalified for the development concession for Saudi Arabia's latest independent water and power project (IWPP) at Ras Al Zour, according to the Saudi Water
  • 11 Jun 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT — Mitsui & Company of Japan is expected to win the contract to build the Shuaiba North power and desalination plant, according to the Kuwait Central Tenders Committee. The committee already approved the Mitsui consortium offer of
  • 11 Jun 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TRIPOLI, LIBYA — Libyan officials are reviewing the planned Sirte desalination plant project in light of increased costs. According to officials of the General Electricity Company of Libya (Gecol), the national utility has stepped its efforts to fast
  • 4 Jun 2007- 09:42 by OOSKAnews Correspondent duBai, united arab emirates — Dubai, the commercial hub of the United Arab Emirates, plans to build a power and desalination plant, one of the largest in the world, at an estimated cost of $12 to $15 billion USD. The state-run Dubai Electricity &
  • 4 Jun 2007- 09:42 by Local Press Report OMAN, MUSCAT Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates) — Petroleum Development Oman signed two engineering, procurement and construction contracts with Dodsal and Galfar Engineering and Contracting for the Qarn Alam steam-injection project. The Qarn Alam project
  • 4 Jun 2007- 09:42 by Local Press Report Saudi Arabia, DAMMAM TradeArabia News Service — GE Water and Process Technologies plans to build a chemical manufacturing facility, including a water treatment laboratory, in the Eastern Province city of Dammam. "The new facility will enable GE to best
  • 4 Jun 2007- 09:42 by Local Press Report ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Addis Fortune (Ethiopia) — The Addis Ababa Water and Sewerage Authority is negotiating with companies that own private wells to expand its water supply delivery system. The authority is trying to alleviate chronic water shortages in the
  • 28 May 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — Representatives from 10 Arab countries concluded talks in Cairo on treatment of industrial wastewater. Egypt, Kuwait, the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, Sudan, Iraq, Qatar, Lebanon, Libya, and Morocco participated in the Arab
  • 21 May 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Saudi Arabia, JUBAIL- The Saudi Arabian Saline Water Conversion Corporation is assessing bids for the pipeline supply contract of the Power & Water Utility for Jubail & Yanbu (Marafiq). The bids are expected to be presented by the end of May,
  • 21 May 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Saudi Arabia, SHUQAIQ- A Russian-Saudi joint venture, Stroytransgaz and Aziz European Pipe Company, won the contract for the Shuqaiq water transmission system. Under the contract, the joint venture will construct a 900 kilometer long water conveyer. The
  • 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
  • 7 May 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Sierra Leone received a $10 million USD credit from the International Development Association of the World Bank for projects to drill new boreholes, supply handpumps and train handpump technicians, according to officials of the
  • 7 May 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report CAPE TOWN, South Africa Frost & Sullivan — Revenues from South Africa's desalination could reach $69.7 million USD by 2013, according to business consulting firm Frost & Sullivan. "Water supply shortages, an increasing population and growth
  • 7 May 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt, South Africa, GARDENVIEW — For years the city of Al-Khosous, located about 30 kilometers from Cairo, has experienced serious sewer problems because of the huge amount of sewage coming out of the capital that passes through it. A long sewage

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