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  • 18 Nov 2016- 11:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia The Namibian government is holding talks with German development bank KfW on financing the feasibility study for construction of a desalination plant in the Erongo region. The study is expected to be completed at the end of 2018, the
  • 8 Sep 2016- 08:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia The Namibian government has decided not to purchase a desalination plant owned by French uranium miner Areva due to the high asking price of $211 million USD, Agriculture Minister John Mutorwa has confirmed. Mutorwa said the decision
  • 25 Aug 2016- 10:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia Namibia’s leading mining company, Rössing Uranium, a subsidiary of British-Australian Rio Tinto Group has won an appeal to build a coastal water desalination plant. The company this week received the green light from the environment
  • 19 Jul 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia The Namibian government has rejected uranium miner Areva’s asking price of $200 million USD for its 26-million-cubic-meter-per-day Erongo Desalination Plant. Areva had offered to sell the plant to the government last month. Managing
  • 18 Jul 2016- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia Namibia has appealed to the international community for assistance following President Hage Geingob’s declaration last month of a state of emergency due to drought. Prime Minister Saara Kuugongelwa-Amadhila said the country needs at
  • 13 Jul 2016- 09:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia Some 3,800 households in the Namibian capital, Windhoek, may have their water supply disconnected for excessive consumption. George Esterhuizen, strategic executive finance officer for the city of Windhoek, said that due to the low
  • 24 Jun 2016- 11:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia Building a pipeline to divert water from the Okavango River to supply dry areas in central Namibia is a better option than desalination plants, according to Kuiri Tjipangandjara, engineering manager for state-owned service provider
  • 8 Jun 2016- 10:27 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia Namibia will need to invest at least $1.6 billion USD to alleviate the “scary” water shortages throughout the country, President Hage Geingob said this week. However, the State House said that only $17 million USD is available for water
  • 2 May 2016- 10:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia Namibia’s leading mining company, Rössing Uranium, a subsidiary of British-Australian Rio Tinto Group, said last week that it remains committed to constructing a desalination plant in the water-scarce country, and has again appealed to
  • 29 Oct 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia After a year of negotiation, the Namibian government is taking the final steps toward acquiring a desalination plant built by French nuclear energy giant Areva, an official said this week. Minister of Agriculture, Water and Forestry
  • 22 Nov 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia Namibia’s Department of Water and Forestry has directed uranium mining companies operating in the country, including global firms Rio Tinto Plc and Paladin Energy, to cut back on their water use in the face of the ongoing devastating
  • 26 Jul 2013- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia AREVA Resources Namibia, the Namibian subsidiary of French multinational industrial conglomerate AREVA Group,has put off signing a deal with water utility NamWater and three uranium mining companies to sell bulk water from its 20
  • Namibia will spend an estimated $388 million USD to build a second seawater reverse osmosis plant and other water infrastructure by 2017.
  • 28 Jun 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAMIBIA, WINDHOEK Rio Tinto Pic's majority-owned uranium company, Rossing Uranium, is leading a group of six Namibian-based mining companies in finalizing a strategic business partnership with the Namibian Water Corporation (NamWater) for
  • 1 Mar 2010- 13:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAMIBIA, TREKKOPJE Namibian-owned United Africa Group (UAG) in late February reported it has purchased a 50 percent share of the country's first desalination plant in an agreement believed to be worth $229 million USD. The Wlotzkasbaken/Trekkopje

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