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  • 2 Mar 2019- 11:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON, United Kingdom The European Investment Bank (EIB) and the government of Jordan have signed a $74 Million USD loan to finance the improvement of water supply systems in the Jordan valley, as well as a wastewater treatment network. EIB President
  • 30 Apr 2018- 04:33 by OOSKAnews Info AMMAN, Jordan The Jordan Atomic Energy Commission is in “advanced” talks with China National Nuclear Corp. to build the kingdom’s first nuclear reactor at a cost of $1 billion USD, according to the commission's chairman. An agreement on the proposed 220
  • 25 May 2016- 08:38 by Local Press Report LAGOS Daily Mail Militant attacks in Nigeria's oil-producing south have caused water supplies to be turned off in the country's commercial hub and biggest city, Lagos. Conflict Corporate Risk Energy Security Innovation, Infrastructure &
  • 6 Sep 2013- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAGOS, Nigeria The Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation's (NNPC) crackdown on pipeline vandalism and theft has spilled over to the water sector, as the state-firm faces fresh accusations that it has done nothing to prevent the water contamination
  • 23 Aug 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAPOACAN, Mexico Residents of Capoacan in Veracruz state's Minatitlán municipality say a new coke plant and petroleum refinery are polluting the area and causing respiratory and skin diseases among the population. Fishermen and other locals claim
  • 6 Aug 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAGOS, Nigeria Environmental groups gathered in Nigeria’s Ogoniland region last weekend to call for a state of environmental emergency to be declared to mark the second anniversary of a UN Environment Program (UNEP) report highlighting massive and
  • On the anniversary of an important report into oil pollution in Ogoniland, the Nigerian government has given the go-ahead for a major oil contamination clean-up in the Niger Delta region.
  • 15 May 2012- 15:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LAGOS, Nigeria Oil giant Royal Dutch Shell announced this week that it had found two new oil pipeline leaks in the Niger Delta region on May 7. The leaks are being investigated to determine their cause and extent, the company said. The announcement came
  • 16 Apr 2012- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united states, TX, AUSTIN A reassessment of climate vulnerability in West Africa warns that Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire are more vulnerable to climate effects such as flooding and sea level rise than previously thought. The working paper, disseminated in
  • 16 Jan 2012- 16:53 by Local Press Report AMMAN Jordan Times The Islamic Action Front, the political arm of the Muslim Brotherhood in Jordan, last week issued a statement criticizing the government for raising the prices of oil derivatives, electricity and water. The group also expressed support for
  • 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
  • 15 Feb 2010- 13:46 by Local Press Report LAGOS, Nigeria NEXT (Nigeria) A lack of access to safe water is a major source of health problems for millions of residents of the Niger Delta region. Natural water sources there have been polluted by oil production activities, and contaminated water could
  • 16 Nov 2009- 13:48 by Local Press Report AMMAN, Jordan Jordan Times The Ministry of Water and Irrigation last week issued a report detailing the measures it is taking to protect the kingdom's water sources. According to the report, several joint water committees coordinate and work with
  • 27 Apr 2009- 14:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan Jordan's King Abdullah visited Japan last week to meet with Prime Minister Taro Aso on bilateral economic relations to enhance cooperation in nuclear energy, water and infrastructure. Aso referred to the meeting as a continuation in
  • 23 Mar 2009- 14:46 by Local Press Report AMMAN Jordan Times After it polluted the Yarmouk River with oil waste and sewage, Israel has compensated Jordan with freshwater. "Jordan usually receives 60,000 cubic meters of water daily from Lake Tiberias in March, but following the contamination

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