Disasters

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  • 17 Oct 2016- 07:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, South Korea South Korean media, quoting North Korean defector and activist Kim Yong-hwa is reporting that North Korea has arrested about 20 land ministry officials to hold them accountable for extensive damage caused by floods in late August. The
  • 5 Oct 2016- 11:25 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, South Korea North Korea’s state media (KCNA) has reported that the United Nations Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (UNOCHA) and the United Nations International Children's Fund (UNICEF) are to offer assistance in post
  • 26 Sep 2016- 08:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, Korea The United Nations is beginning full-scale aid efforts to North Hamgyong Province in North Korea after historic flooding. The office of the UN Special Rapporteur on the North Korean human rights situation released a statement urging the
  • 14 Sep 2016- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, South Korea The North Korean government’s Central News Agency (KCNA) has reported this week that the northeast of the country has experienced the country’s heaviest rainfall since 1945, with tens of thousands of buildings destroyed and subsequent
  • 27 Aug 2015- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LIMA, Peru It will cost $1 billion USD over the next five years to clean up and restore the Rimac River, according to the head of Peru’s National Water Authority (ANA). The Rimac, one of three major river basins that provide water supply to the capital,
  • 13 Aug 2015- 08:31 by Local Press Report SEOUL Korea Herald The North's Korean Central News Agency said Tuesday that torrential rain and a tsunami in South Hwanghae Province, the North's western area, have left breakwaters partially destroyed as well as houses, roads, railways and bridges
  • 15 Apr 2015- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAEGU/GYEONGJU, South Korea The Angolan government plans to spend an estimated $4.5 billion USD on the country’s water sector by the end of 2017, State Secretary for Water Luis Felipe da Silva said during the 7th World Water Forum in South Korea this
  • 4 Feb 2015- 09:18 by Local Press Report SEOUL Business Korea Doosan Heavy Industries & Construction announced on Feb. 2 that it shipped seawater desalination plant facilities to Escondida, which is the first seawater desalination project that the company won in Latin America. In September last
  • 5 Jan 2015- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANGKOK, Thailand South Korean Minister of Land, Infrastructure and Transport Seo Seung-hwan traveled to Thailand this weekend to discuss possible infrastructure projects in the country, particularly those related to the multi-billion dollar flood
  • 3 Nov 2014- 10:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines The Philippines’ Power Sector Assets and Liabilities Management Corp (PSALM) last week finalized the sale of the 218-megawatt Angat Hydroelectric Power plan in Bulacan to the Korea Water Resources Corp. (K-Water). With completion of
  • 18 Oct 2013- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MANILA, Philippines Climate change in East Asia is expected to cause rising sea levels, more severe storms that will increase flooding and more intense droughts, putting some 12 million people from 23 cities at risk and costing as much as $864 billion
  • 2 Oct 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent VIENNA, Austria International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) Director-General Yukiya Amano this week called on Japan to stop working alone and to seek international collaboration to address the radiation-contaminated water at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear
  • 21 Aug 2013- 09:52 by Local Press Report JEJU The Chosun Ilbo The island of Jeju is suffering extreme drought after seeing no serious rain since June 27. A mere 0.5-19 mm of rain fell in some parts of Seogwipo briefly on Monday, but that was not enough to relieve the drought. In the whole of July,
  • 16 Jul 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SEOUL, South Korea North Korea on July 15 informed South Korean authorities that it planned to release water from its border dams following recent heavy rains. Seoul's unification ministry, which handles communications with the north, said
  • 3 Jul 2013- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN, Brunei Foreign ministers from the Lower Mekong nations endorsed six development and policy pillars, as well as new plans and project, during the 6th Lower Mekong Initiative Ministerial meeting in Brunei this week. The meeting of

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