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  • 4 Dec 2014- 09:47 by Local Press Report DOHA Gulf Times Doha Bank has successfully closed a project finance deal worth 25mn Kuwaiti dinars ($85 million USD) with Kharafi National, a Kuwait-based infrastructure project developer. Kharafi National is a leading infrastructure project developer in
  • 19 May 2014- 10:04 by Local Press Report LONDON WWF The United Nations agency that oversees World Heritage Sites has issued an urgent appeal for the end of oil exploration in Virunga National Park. After a field mission to the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) property, the UN Educational,
  • 28 Oct 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DOHA, Qatar The Qatar Electricity and Water Company (QEWC) has signed a $450 million USD financing agreement with a consortium of four local banks for the $500 million USD Ras Abu Fontas Desalination Plant. QEWC Business Development Manager Khalid Jolo
  • 17 Oct 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DOHA, Qatar The Qatari government this week announced plans to increase solar energy production to meet increasing demand for electricity and water. “Qatar has solar energy potential that equals 1.5 million barrels of crude oil annually, and that is why
  • Kenya’s outgoing President Mwai Kibaki this week declined to sign into law the proposed Climate Change Authority Bill.
  • Head of the General Authority for Environmental Protection Eng.
  • 6 Dec 2012- 09:12 by Local Press Report DOHA Bloomberg Businessweek Ecuador plans to propose a levy on every barrel of oil sold by OPEC members to help fund projects that cut greenhouse gases and protect against the effects of climate change. The proposal will be made at the meeting of the
  • 7 May 2012- 10:32 by Local Press Report DOHA The National (United Arab Emirates) Full Story- Experts are calling for a new regional center to help stop the cost of water and energy production in the Gulf from spiralling out of control. With some GCC countries diverting up to 40 per cent of their
  • 31 Jan 2011- 00:00 by Local Press Report AMMAN Jordan Times A delegation representing the public and private sectors in Qatar will visit Jordan to explore investment in mega-projects and development programs. The meeting comes after Prime Minister Samir Rifai and Chief Executive of Qatar Holdings
  • 7 Jun 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ny, united states, WHITE PLAINS ITT Corporation announced that it won a $32 million USD contract from Mumbai-based Larsen & Toubro (L&T) for the phase two extension to the Doha South wastewater treatment plant in Qatar. The deal involves design
  • 18 Aug 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DOHA, Qatar Qatar is facing a serious problem as arable land is shrinking due to a fast-depleting water table coupled with desertification. The rapid and large-scale deterioration in quality of water is forcing farmers to abandon several farms located
  • 7 Jul 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DOHA, Qatar A new seawater desalination project will be launched in Qatar next month, Qatar's Science & Technology Park and Texas A & M University (Qatar) announced on June 30. The project aims to provide a solution on environmental impact
  • 15 Oct 2007- 10:09 by Local Press Report DOHA, Qatar TradeArabia News Service — Doha will host the second Annual World Islamic Infrastructure Finance Conference next month. The conference comes as project finance transactions in the Middle East are expected to reach more than $1 trillion USD in the
  • 17 Sep 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DOHA, Qatar — Dutch consultancy KEMA has been awarded the technical advisory contract for the Qatari Ras Laffan C independent water and power plant project (IWPP). According to officials of the Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa
  • 16 Jul 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DOHA, Qatar — Oil and gas company ConocoPhillips plans to set up a global Water Sustainability Center in Qatar to examine ways of treating and using water by-products from oil production and refining operations, as well as projects relating to

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