Disasters

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  • 14 Feb 2011- 14:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone Sierra Leone’s Ministry of Energy and Water Resources, in collaboration with development partners, has launched water and sanitation guidelines to regulate services in the country. Sierra Leone President Ernest Bai Koroma said the
  • 25 Jan 2010- 13:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone A Japanese water expert presented a report to the Sierra Leone government earlier this month calling for an end to use of asbestos pipe to supply drinking water to consumers. Kazumi Matsuda of the Japan International Cooperation
  • 2 Nov 2009- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Saudi Arabia, JEDDAH T he $3.4 billion USD Marafiq Independent Water and Power Project, which was carried out by France's GDF-Suez, came online last week. However, the plant will not reach its full design capacity of treating more than 200 million
  • 29 Jun 2009- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone A two-week water assessment to Sierra Leone's third largest city, Kenema, reported earlier this month that "massive deforestation has ruined at least 10 vital catchment areas putting them under severe water threat."
  • 20 Apr 2009- 14:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone Sierra Leone's third largest city, Kenema, located 300 kilometers east of the capital, is reeling under an acute shortage of potable water for the first time in 25 years, nervous water experts told OOSKAnews earlier this
  • 9 Mar 2009- 14:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone A $100 million dollar water project has been completed in four towns in Sierra Leone, the director-general of the Sierra Leone Water Company (Salwaco), Patrick Lansana, told OOSKAnews in an interview last week. "The project
  • 8 Dec 2008- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone T he government of Sierra Leone on December 1 dispatched a combined military and police team to protect water catchment areas around the main dam in western Freetown. "We are concerned over the massive deforestation now taking
  • 8 Dec 2008- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone T he government of Sierra Leone on December 1 dispatched a combined military and police team to protect water catchment areas around the main dam in western Freetown. "We are concerned over the massive deforestation now taking
  • 24 Feb 2008- 22:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — A team of water experts from China will visit Sierra Leone by June to undertake a countrywide survey of minidams for water projects, under a United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UN I DO) program, according to
  • 17 Dec 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — Degremont has won the $50 million USD design, build and operate (DBO) contract for the Gabl El Asfar wastewater treatment plant east of Cairo. The contract includes construction of an extension to the 1.5 million cubic meters per day
  • 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
  • 30 Apr 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent duBai, united arab emirates, CAIRO, Egypt — Health experts in the Egyptian Mediterranean city of Port Said warned that if the quality of drinking water in the governorate didn't improve, it would lead to a health disaster. In a seminar in Port Said
  • 23 Apr 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent FREETOWN, Sierra Leone — Dozens of Sierra Leone's largest municipalities have been hit with the worse water crisis in three decades, water experts said. The Guma Valley Water Company, the main water supplier to the capital, "used to supply 23