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  • 17 Dec 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent RIYADH, Saudi Arabia — In the coming year Saudi Arabia finds itself on the cusp of a privatization drive that may be the best means of reforming a leaky, inefficient, and inadequate water sector. The investment climate in the Middle East is strong for
  • 17 Dec 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TRIPOLI, LIBYA — The construction Gold Rush in Libya has yet to happen. Decades of trade sanctions, a command economy, and corruption have left the country in a state of arrested development. In the nearly three years since the United States and
  • 17 Dec 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRAZZAVILLE, Congo — Congo is facing serious water shortages as its already poor water distribution system has continued to deteriorate. Half-clad children hawking small plastic containers of water around Maya Maya International Airport in Congo
  • 17 Dec 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — Three major irrigation projects revived by the government in recent years are fully operational. The Bunyala, West Kano and Ahero irrigation programs in western Kenya had collapsed in 2000 after the state-owned National Irrigation Board
  • 17 Dec 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — With the holiday season here, residents of Nairobi and its suburbs are preparing for the water woes that come with it. They fear that there will be water shortages, especially in the housing developments and the suburbs of Nairobi, as
  • 17 Dec 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — Residents of Nairobi's slums will be the beneficiaries of a number of water projects initiated by the Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company. Nairobi's rapidly growing population is up to3 million inhabitants, two-thirds of
  • 17 Dec 2006- 23:20 by Local Press Report DOHA, Qatar The Peninsula (Qatar) — Doha officials are calling on the Qatar General Electricity and Water Authority (Kahramaa) to start supplying water 24 hours per day. Now, Kahramaa provides tap water 12 hours per day. Jassem al Malki, head of the Central
  • 17 Dec 2006- 23:20 by Local Press Report ZIMBABWE, HARARE The Herald (Zimbabwe) —A breakdown of pumps at the Morton Jaffray waterworks has meant severe water shortages in areas around Zimbabwe's capital. Water supply was at only 60 percent in the northern and northeastern suburbs of Harare,
  • 17 Dec 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent duBai, united arab emirates —A re-tender of the Jebel AN M power and desalination project by the Dubai government has attracted only one additional bidder. In September, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) changed the Jebel AN project's
  • 17 Dec 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DOHA, Qatar — Bank of Tokyo- Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. has won the financial advisory contract on the Ras Abu Fontas A1 (RAF A1) desalination project in Qatar. The client on the project, Qatar Electricity & Water Company (Kharamaa), had initially
  • 17 Dec 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya, OMAN, MUSCAT — A publicity campaign by Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company (NCWSC) has won an award from the London-based International Public Relations Association. Dubbed bill bila balaa-- Kiswahili for "bill without problems
  • 17 Dec 2006- 23:20 by Local Press Report KAMPALA, Uganda The Monitor (Uganda) —The Danish government has given $2 million USD for water production projects in rural Uganda. The project will start in January 2007, and will take two years to complete. It will increase water resources available for
  • 17 Dec 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Saudi Arabia, CAIRO, Egypt, JEDDAH — The Kuwaiti Fund for Arab Economic Development loaned $20 million to the Egyptian government to build a sewage treatment plant in Al-Shorouk, northeast of the Cairo. The loan agreement calls for Egypt to repay over
  • 17 Dec 2006- 23:20 by Local Press Report united arab emirates, ABU DHABI Al Bawaba — Wastewater reuse could be a solution to water shortages in the Middle East-North Africa region, Sharjah-based water company Metito International said. At a wastewater treatment conference in Abu Dhabi, Hani Tarazi,
  • 17 Dec 2006- 23:20 by Local Press Report ANGOLA, SUMBE Angola Press Agency (Luanda) — Central Angola's Sumbe and Porto Amboim districts are to get better sanitation infrastructure under a new sanitation development plan. Angola's national director of public infrastructure, Joanes Andre,

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