Disasters

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  • 18 Dec 2013- 10:14 by Local Press Report LUSAKA Times of Zambia European Investment Bank (EIB) has given Zambia $103 million USD to finance the implementation of the Zambia Water and Sanitation project.Finance Minister Alexander Chikwanda said the loan facility was intended to finance the
  • 27 Nov 2013- 10:29 by Local Press Report LUSAKA Times of Zambia Zambia and Zimbabwe will next month hold meetings to discuss the construction of the US$3-billion Batoka Hydro-Power plant which will produce 1,600 megawatts of power. Mines, Energy and Water Development Minister Christopher Yaluma
  • 7 Nov 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia The World Bank warned this week that Zambia’s economy could lose more than $4.3 billion USD due to low funding for the water and sanitation sector. Robin Mearns, the bank's water supply and sanitation sector leader, said on November 4
  • 6 Nov 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States More than 200 million people in low- and medium-income countries are at risk of exposure to toxic pollution, according to the new report released this week by sustainability NGO Green Cross Switzerland and international anti
  • 16 Oct 2013- 09:56 by Local Press Report Times of Zambia The government will soon release $2 million USD towards improvement of the water reticulation system in Mungwi district in Northern Province, Mines, Energy and Water Development Minister Christopher Yaluma has said. Yaluma said the Government
  • 2 Oct 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MYITKYINA, Myanmar The China Power Investment (CPI) company is trying to restart work on the controversial Myistone Dam project located on the Irrawaddy River just north of Myitkyina, in Myanmar’s Kachin State, despite ongoing environmental and social
  • 26 Sep 2013- 10:01 by Local Press Report YANGON Dredging Today Deltares has started collecting the knowledge and data required to develop an integrated water management plan for Myanmar. Water management, which was severely neglected for decades under the military junta, will have to be built up
  • 25 Sep 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States During its annual meeting this week, the Clinton Global Initiative (CGI) launched a three-day social media campaign to raise awareness and funds for clean drinking water. Chelsea Clinton, a CGI board member and daughter of
  • 29 Aug 2013- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BEIJING, China Chinese activities in the Mekong River basin, particularly mineral resource and hydropower projects, have had a negative impact on the region’s environment, according to a new “blue book” published by the Social Sciences Academic Press
  • 19 Aug 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia Zambian Mines, Energy and Water Development Minister Chris Yaluma is calling on the National Water and Sanitation Council (NWASCO) and the 11 utilities operating in the country to reduce non-revenue water rates to 25 percent and thereby
  • 2 Aug 2013- 09:54 by Local Press Report NAYPYIDAW Tehran Times Heavy flooding in eastern Myanmar has forced some 25,000 people to take refuge in relief camps, officials say. Monday torrential rain, which led to serious flooding in Karen State, has driven thousands out of their homes, forcing them
  • 3 Jul 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei Foreign ministers from the Lower Mekong nations endorsed six development and policy pillars, as well as new plans and project, during the 6th Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial meeting in Brunei this week. The meeting of
  • 2 Jul 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia The Zambia Environmental Management Agency (ZEMA) said last week that it is maintaining the environmental restrictions imposed last May that bar Canadian mining giant First Quantum Minerals from carrying out any more work on the Chisola
  • 11 Jun 2013- 09:59 by Local Press Report YANGON Mizzima A group of Canadian NGOs pledged a total of $4.2 million USD in humanitarian aid to assist refugees in conflict-affected areas across Myanmar at an event on June 8. Co-ordinated by the Canadian International Development Aid Agency, the All
  • Tomás Ojea Quintana, the UN Special Rapporteur on the human rights situation in Myanmar, this week expressed support for the recommendations released by the Rakhine Investigation Commission, a 27-member commission established by Myanmar President Thein Sein to address violent clashes between Buddhists and Muslims in the country’s Rakhine state.

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