Innovation, Infrastructure & Technology

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  • 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 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
  • 10 Dec 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — As competition increases to provide water in Nairobi and its suburbs, more water firms are moving from simply drilling water boreholes to treating water and piping it to consumers. An example is Davis and Shirtliff. The Kenya-based
  • 10 Dec 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — The World Bank has provided a grant of $1.15 million USD to assist communities' investment in water infrastructure and help the country reduce poverty and reach the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). The grant is funded by the
  • 10 Dec 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya, JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — The rise in water levels in Lake Victoria is expected to reinvigorate economic and water supply activities in the area. The World Bank leads a host of institutions that are committing substantial amounts of
  • 3 Dec 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — Normal operations have resumed at Kenya Petroleum Refineries' Mombasa plant following the successful repair of the broken Mzima pipeline at Taru by the Coast Water and Sewerage Company. The refinery is a vital lifeline to Eastern
  • 3 Dec 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — Titanium mining in Kenya's Coast Province may threaten the underground water supply and pipes connected to it. The National Environmental Management Authority says the mining project could not only make the water difficult to treat,
  • 3 Dec 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya, Qatar, RAS LAFFAN — The fifth and final Dams and Development Project forum presented a compendium of practical tools to help countries in decision-making, planning and management of dams. The workshop, held in the Kenyan capital, is a
  • 3 Dec 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya —A revised version of the Nile Treaty is being drawn up by Nile Basin Initiative countries, and Kenya's farmers say it can't come soon enough. Kenyan Water and Irrigation Minister Mutua Katuku has said a revised agreement on use
  • 3 Dec 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya, AMMAN, Jordan — The Jordanian government and the World Bank decided not to tender the feasibility study for the Red Sea-Dead Sea conveyor project in 2006. The first new date feasible for the study of the estimated $800 million USD
  • 20 Nov 2006- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — The Nairobi City Water and Sewerage Company has awarded tenders worth $7.1 million USD for drilling of five boreholes in the city's suburbs. The tenders were awarded to two leading private sector firms that are involved in
  • 20 Nov 2006- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya, South Africa, TSHWANE — A Kenyan car company has invested over $43,000 USD for an oil and water recycling plant. DT Dobie, a dealer for Mercedes Nissan and Jeep, will recycle over 8,000 liters of water daily. The plant will ensure that
  • 12 Nov 2006- 23:20 by Local Press Report nairoBi, Kenya The Nation (Kenya) —The Kenyan government will expand all the country's irrigation projects by the end of the year. Water and Irrigation Minister Mutua Katuku said the move would increase productivity and food security and create jobs,

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