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  • 10 Mar 2014- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Officials at Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) are discussing future desalination projects with Japanese company officials, according to an SWCC official. “SWCC officials discussed a number of desalination
  • 17 Jan 2014- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates The United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, both of which are pursuing nuclear energy programs to meet growing demand for power and desalinated water, are cooperating to build and operate nuclear plants, according to UAE
  • 7 Oct 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) last week announced plans to start producing desalinated water using solar energy in 2014. “The company will start producing 30,000 cubic meters daily using solar power next
  • 24 Jul 2013- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KHARTOUM, Sudan The Sudanese government last week rolled out a $392 million USD plan to bring Nile water to the Red Sea coastal city of Port Sudan. Officials estimated that project could take up to a year-and-a-half to complete. “Connecting Nile water
  • Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) has set a target of increasing desalinated water production by 2 million cubic meter by the end of this year, according to SWCC head Abdel-Rahman al Ibrahim.
  • Per capita water consumption in Saudi Arabia is 91 percent higher than the international average, according to a new report by the country’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC).
  • Arab League energy officials and experts discussed ways to promote nuclear energy for desalination projects during their meeting in Cairo last week.
  • Saudi Arabia’s Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) plans to start using multiple-effect distillation systems, which will cut fuel use in its desalination plants by 40 percent, company officials announced last week.
  • 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
  • 13 May 2012- 13:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia’s Shura Council last week approved a draft cooperation agreement between the kingdom’s Ministry of Water and Electricity and the Japanese government. The agreement covers a wide range of issues including water resources
  • 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
  • 26 Jul 2010- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Saudi Arabia, JUBAIL Saudi Arabia's Saline Water Conversion Corporation (SWCC) and Power & Water Utility Company for Jubail & Yanbu (Marafiq) are tendering engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) contracts for the Yanbu 3 power and
  • 6 Oct 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Saudi Arabia, JEDDAH The Jeddah Municipality plans to start a $25.3 million USD project immediately after the Eid holidays (end of the first week of October 2008) to reduce the quantity of water in the sewage lake. "It will also address the risks as
  • 8 Sep 2008- 20:58 by OOSKAnews Correspondent India, PATNA India's eastern state of Bihar, which has been flooded by the swollen Kosi river, is destined to face the disaster year after year unless high dams are constructed in the upper reaches of at least three rivers, Kosi, Kamla and Bagmati,
  • 1 Sep 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Saudi Arabia, YANBU The Power & Utility Company for Jubail and Marafiq (Marafiq) has decided to modify some of the stiffer qualifying conditions for the Yanbu Independent Water and Power Project (IWPP). According to Saudi news reports, this change in

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