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  • 3 Sep 2020- 16:46 by Local Press Report RIYADH Asharq AL-awsat The SAFER Exploration & Production Operations Company (SEPOC), which owns the derelict Safer oil tanker that is anchored off Hodeidah’s coastline, confirmed the need to discharge the oil on board the rundown vessel before an
  • 1 Sep 2020- 09:31 by Staff- Water Diplomat STOCKHOLM, Sweden HRH Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden awarded the Stockholm Junior Water Prize 2020 to Hiroki Matsuhashi and Takuma Miyaki of Japan in an online ceremony during an unusual "World Water Week at Home" 25 August. The Japanese team
  • 3 Feb 2020- 07:51 by Local Press Report NEOM The National Saudi Arabia, the world's largest oil exporter, plans to use solar energy to desalinate water in the planned $500 billion (Dh1.8 trillion) sustainable city of Neom. The "solar dome", which consists of an array of mirrors, will
  • 20 Nov 2019- 05:24 by Local Press Report RIYADH Bloomberg The attack on Saudi Arabia’s biggest oil plant in September added urgency to the kingdom’s push to shore up another key vulnerability: water. The country’s daily water consumption exceeds its storage capacity, and millions of people could go
  • 27 May 2019- 06:48 by Local Press Report KUWAIT CITY MENAFN With the increasing of tension in the region and the high probability of war between the United States and Iran there is increasing talk about the preparations of the ministries of state to meet any emergency. The situation imposes an
  • 22 Jul 2018- 08:47 by OOSKAnews Info RIDAYH, Saudi Arabia Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC), a Suadia Arabia government corporation has engaged ACCIONA Agua to build the Al Khobar desalination plant in Khobar on the country's east coast, about 400 kilometres from Riyadh. This EPC
  • 24 Apr 2018- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait An earthquake of at least 5.5 magnitude struck southern Iran last week, just 60 miles from the country’s Bushehr nuclear power plant. Iran media has reported that the plant was not damaged by the quake which occurred at around 11am
  • 26 Aug 2016- 09:55 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden Every year world leaders, development professionals and water experts gather in Stockholm, Sweden for discussion of water- our planet’s most critical resource. This year’s gathering will occur from 28 August to 2 September and focus on
  • 26 Oct 2015- 10:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Domestic wastewater could be a valuable resource for agricultural irrigation and energy production, and contribute to achieving the 2030 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), according to a report released last week by the United Nations
  • 16 Sep 2015- 08:46 by Local Press Report SEOUL Korea Observer GS Engineering & Construction Co., a South Korean construction company, said Wednesday that it has secured a US$306 million deal to build a water treatment plant in Kuwait. The deal with the state-run Kuwait Oil Co. calls for the
  • 28 Aug 2015- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden The South African government is looking to desalinationto help ease the country’s water problems, Minister of Water and Sanitation Nomvula Mokonyane said this week. "We have given the go-ahead through the Cabinet, a week ago, that
  • 25 Aug 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent STOCKHOLM, Sweden World leaders described the urgent pressure many countries are facing with regard to future water supply at the opening of the 2015 World Water Week in Stockholm this week. "As the leader of my country I cannot look my people in
  • 5 Jan 2015- 10:17 by Local Press Report KUWAIT CITY Zawya The plunge in oil prices in the past six months won't affect Kuwait's economic development projects and the governmenht will continue to support capital expenditure in the economy, Finance Minister Anas al-Saleh said on Sunday.
  • 4 Dec 2014- 09:47 by Local Press Report DOHA Gulf Times Doha Bank has successfully closed a project finance deal worth 25mn Kuwaiti dinars ($85 million USD) with Kharafi National, a Kuwait-based infrastructure project developer. Kharafi National is a leading infrastructure project developer in
  • 23 Sep 2014- 10:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia The Saudi government last week rolled out a plan to carry out $400 million USD worth of water projects in kingdom’s Jazan region. The projects include construction of water reservoirs with a capacity of 10,000 cubic meters each,

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