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  • 30 Apr 2018- 04:11 by Local Press Report PARIS The Guardian Controversial plans for an open-pit gold mine have split the French overseas territory in South America. Opponents warn of pollution and biodiversity loss, while local officials point to its potential economic benefits. But ultimately the
  • 3 Feb 2016- 10:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CORVALLIS, OR, United States OOSKAnews Voices is a new series of guest “opinion columns” on water, written by senior participants in different parts of the international water community. The columns provide a global platform for organizations and
  • 4 May 2015- 09:31 by Local Press Report MUSCAT Zawya The Centralized Utilities Company (CUC) is ready for a prequalification exercise for engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) for its power and a desalination plants in Duqm. The captive 300MW combined cycle power plant integrated with a 1
  • 28 Aug 2014- 09:37 by Local Press Report MUSCAT Oman Tribune The Islamic Development Bank has approved $176 million assistance to Oman’s Wadi Daiqah water supply project. This is part of the $987 million approved for new development projects by the bank’s board of executive directors at its 299th
  • 21 Mar 2014- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France/WASHINGTON, DC, United States The world’s energy sector currently accounts for about 15 percent of total global water use, and that figure is expected to increase by 2035, the International Energy Agency (IEA) warned this week. The agency
  • 25 Feb 2014- 10:15 by Local Press Report MUSCAT Times of Oman Iran's SUNIR will complete the construction of a water pipeline to develop the water supply network in Al Jabal Al Akhdar within one-and-a-half years, a visiting Iranian official said here yesterday. "The construction work is
  • 3 May 2013- 10:01 by Local Press Report MUSCAT Gulf News Oman’s authorities sought to quell rumours that the country’s biggest dam, now holding back a capacity 100 million cubic metres of water after more than a week of torrential rains, is in imminent danger. The Wadi Dayqah dam, spanning one of
  • 1 Mar 2013- 09:40 by Local Press Report MUSCAT Oman Daily Observer The Omani Water Association will organise on March 2, Saturday, a seminar on the water resources in Musandam titled “Challenges & Solutions” under the patronage of Ali bin Mohammed al Abri, Under-Secretary of the Ministry of
  • 12 Nov 2012- 09:37 by Local Press Report PARIS, France This Day Live (Nigeria) The Chief Executive of French oil major Total has confirmed that the firm was in talks to sell its assets in Nigeria, worth about $2.4 billion, to China's Sinopec, Reuters has reported. A report last week said Asia&
  • 20 Mar 2012- 12:09 by Local Press Report MUSCAT Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates) A team of researchers is seeking ways to address the issue of oil spills in Oman and ways to treat them. The project, headed by Dr Raeid Abed from the College of Science, Sultan Qaboos University and funded by The
  • 27 Feb 2012- 09:33 by Local Press Report MUSCAT Khaleej Times (United Arab Emirates) The Ghantoot Group on Sunday announced that it will invest $500 million USD in various projects in Oman’s hospitality, water and power sectors. In its biggest ever expansion drive outside of the UAE, the Abu Dhabi
  • 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
  • 27 Sep 2011- 09:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent PARIS, France French glass, construction and building materials company Saint Gobain is reported to be in talks with Electrotherm India to acquire the Indian company’s pipes division.  The move is expected to gain Saint Gobain an indirect entry into the

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