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  • 23 Oct 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAMA, Bahrain The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) has started technical studies on a common regional water network, Bahraini Minister of Electricity and Water Abdel-Hussein Ben Ali Merza said last week. “The studies will be conducted in the eastern
  • 2 Oct 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANAMA, Bahrain The common water network that Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries are planning to construct will cost some $10.5 billion USD, according to Bahraini Minister of Electricity and Water Abdel-Mohsen Ben Ali Merza. “The project will be
  • As expected, the latest edition of the European Union’s Water Blueprint, released last week, contained no major new global initiatives with regard to water and sanitation.
  • Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) member countries plan to complete a common water network by 2020, according to officials in the region.
  • 15 Jun 2012- 00:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC)  member countries on June 12 agreed to move forward with establishing a common water network that would also include Egypt. The decision came during the extraordinary meeting in Riyadh of the GCC
  • 12 Dec 2011- 15:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia’s National Water Co. (NWC) plans to spend $66.4 billion USD on water and wastewater projects over the next eight years, as water consumption grows faster than the kingdom’s burgeoning population, a crisis that threatens
  • 11 Apr 2011- 12:35 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Saudi Arabia, NAJRAN A Saudi Arabian project in the Empty Quarter  has begun pumping groundwater to Najran, in southwestern Saudi Arabia near the border with Yemen. The Empty Quarter is one of the world’s largest sand deserts, encompassing nearly a
  • 26 Jul 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OMAN, MUSCAT A consortium of France's Veolia Water and the UAE's Mubadala is the low bidder for a water contract for the Port of Sohar in Oman. The contract involves operation, maintenance and management of water utilities in the port area,
  • 13 Oct 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OMAN, MUSCAT Oman at the beginning of the month joined the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA), in a move meant to open up all cooperation possibilities for Oman in the fields of power generation and water desalination. Oman's government will
  • 27 Aug 2007- 11:56 by OOSKAnews Correspondent united arab emirates, DAR ES SALAAM, Tanzania, ABU DHABI, OMAN, MUSCAT — Arabian Power Company (APC) has begun commercial operation of a new advanced combined cycle plant and a desalination plant at Umm Al Nar power and water project in Abu Dhabi. APC
  • 2 Jul 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent OMAN, MUSCAT — Petroleum Development Oman will build two new water treatment plants in Dahboon and Barbazoom in the Dhofar governorate. The company currently trucks drinking water to the two villages. The new plants will eliminate the need for trucked
  • 5 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LONDON — Time and again when the media trumpet the arrival or development of new desalination projects the stories gloss over the actual cost of the water that is being produced. This is not necessarily bad reporting but because desalination costs are
  • 28 Jan 2007- 02:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent sinGapore — Singapore is looking to its recycling expertise to secure a slice of the burgeoning Gulf water market. In particular, a group of eight Singapore companies is hoping to secure $325 million USD worth of business over the next two or three