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  • 18 Nov 2018- 14:04 by Local Press Report WINDHOEK Windhoek Observer The Namibia Water Corporation (NamWater) is eyeing to acquire the Orano Resources-owned, Orano Desalination Plant from Areva, it emerged this week. The company this week called for bids from companies to submit proposals for
  • 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
  • 1 Jul 2016- 10:07 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia Namibian President Hage Geingob has officially declared a state of emergency in the country due to ongoing drought. “I declare that a state of emergency exists in Namibia on the account of the persisting national disaster of drought
  • 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
  • 7 Jun 2016- 10:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WINDHOEK, Namibia Uranium minining company Areva Resources Namibia has offered to sell its 26-million-cubic-meter Erongo Desalination Plant to the Namibian government for $200 million USD, in order to help alleviate water shortages in the country.
  • 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 Sep 2015- 11:32 by Local Press Report WINDHOEK The Namibian Simonis Storm Securities says the economic consequences of water shortages in Windhoek will have spill-over effects and affect economic activity across the country, severely impacting water-dependent and water-intensive industries and
  • 9 Jul 2015- 10:00 by Local Press Report WINDHOEK The Namibian This week, council agreed that pollution in the area where underground water reservoirs are located could be “life threatening to the residents of Windhoek”. To contain this potential threat, the municipality is appealing to the ministry

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