Disasters

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  • 10 Dec 2013- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan India and Pakistan are racing to complete rival hydropower projects on a river shared by the two countries in Kashmir. Visits to the project sites last week by high profile officials from both sides revealed that each country is
  • 8 Nov 2013- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan’s glaciers, which are melting away due to increasing temperatures, are expected disappear by 2035, according to the country’s federal Minister for Science and Technology, Zahid Hamid. Speaking at the International Conference
  • 14 Oct 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PANAMA CITY, Panama The government of Panama last week announced $288 million USD in new funding for water projects, in hopes of heading off protests and complaints by residents. La Estrella Panama reported that on October 12, original communities,
  • 4 Oct 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON, DC, United States The Inter-American Development Bank (IADB) this week announced a $54 million USD loan to improve, rehabilitate and expand water and sanitation services in central and western Panama. The funds will support the second phase
  • 19 Sep 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan has signed a $250 million USD contract with Chinese firm Sinohydro for civil works on the 1,410-megawatt Tarbela 4th Extension Hydropower Project.  The extension became possible only after the World Bank agreed to provide
  • 6 Sep 2013- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Pakistan’s Indus River System Authority (IRSA) is planning to change the water distribution system for four of the country’s provinces due to increased water storage in the Mangla Dam. In late August, the Mangla Dam became the largest
  • 9 Aug 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Nearly 90 percent of Pakistan’s rural population lacks access to safe drinking water, due to decreases in both quantity and quality, according to a new report from the Pakistan Council for Research in Water Resources (PCRWR). The
  • 7 Aug 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ISLAMABAD, Pakistan Flash floods throughout Pakistan in recent days has killed at least 84 people and affected more than 80,000, according to a senior official at the country's National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA). The flooding, brought on
  • The government of Panama will invest $700 million USD to improve drinking water supply and sanitation under the National Integrated Plan of President Ricardo Martinelli.
  • People and animals are drinking the same water in some parts of Pakistan where clean drinking water is in short supply, representatives of Pakistan’s southwestern Balochistan province told a workshop in Islamabad late last week.
  • The Inter-American Development Bank last week unveiled in its annual Sustainability Report, in which it revealed that the bank had committed $3.75 billion USD for climate change, sustainable energy and environmental sustainability last year, amounting to nearly a third of all approved lending in 2012.
  • Pakistan has raised objections with India over the planned construction of the 1,000 MW Pakal Dul hydropower project in disputed Kashmir.