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  • 4 Mar 2007- 20:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — A series of sewer main bursts flooded the streets of Cairo for the second time this week. One main burst in Cairo's southern district of Maadi, where the levels of sewage water in the streets reached half a meter. Business owners
  • 4 Mar 2007- 20:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — Increasing levels of groundwater threaten the homes, potable water and sanitation of more than 50,000 residents of Koum Ashfin, a village located 80 kilometers south of Cairo in Qaliubiya governorate. The rise of ground water in the
  • 4 Mar 2007- 20:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt, ZIMBABWE, HARARE — The Alexandria Water Company is under fire from the government for water losses amounting to $53 million USD and accusations of wrongdoing by company officials. The Alexandria Water Company wasted about 1 billion cubic
  • 26 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt —A large water main exploded in the Maadi in southern Cairo, causing millions of dollars worth of damage.. The explosion happened while Greater Cairo Company for Drinking Water workers were performing some renovations to the ailing water
  • 26 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development is starting projects to improve supply and sanitation in Giza governorate as well other parts of the country. "The ministry will do its best to finish the water network carrying water
  • 26 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DOHA, Qatar, CAIRO, Egypt — Seventy Egyptian and international companies attended the 12th International BIG Aqua Tec 2007 Fair and Conference, to showcase pipe, pumps, valves, measurement and control devices, and drinking water and irrigation systems.
  • 26 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt —The Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources is installing 51 water pumping units in agricultural governorates of Kafr El-Sheikh, West Delta, Nobariya, Daqahliya and Sharqiya, after farmers complained about the lack of water available
  • 19 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — The governorate of Matrouh, located 350 kilometers from Cairo in Egypt's Western Desert, has succeeded in reserving more than 1.5 million cubic meters of rainwater since the start of winter, according to its governor. Matrouh depends
  • 19 Feb 2007- 09:08 by Local Press Report nairoBi, Kenya The Nation (Kenya) — Kenya's foreign minister is urging residents near Lake Victoria to make use of the lake's resources without regard for the Nile Treaty governing water use. Minister Raphael Tuju said the Nile Treaty had been done
  • 11 Feb 2007- 21:36 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt- Egyptian pipe builder and construction company Amiantit Egypt has been awarded several local councils projects worth around $16 million USD. The two contracts include providing supply water and sewage pipes to projects in the Nile Delta
  • 28 Jan 2007- 02:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — The Egyptian government has allocated more than $38 million USD to finish, renovate and expand drinking water and sewage projects in three governorates. The Ministry of Housing has budgeted $1.5 million USD to complete a series of
  • 28 Jan 2007- 02:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya, Tanzania, ARUSHA — Egypt will give Kenya a $ 2.5 million USD grant to drill 30 boreholes countrywide. Officials from the two governments met in Machakos town, about 45 miles from the Nairobi to launch the drilling works. Machakos, in the
  • 28 Jan 2007- 02:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — The Egyptian Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation denied that Nile River water is contaminated with H5N1 (bird flu) or any other disease. “The ministry is taking samples from the Nile, canals and water courses and analyzes them on a
  • 28 Jan 2007- 02:37 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — The Egyptian government is preparing two new laws to regulate irrigation and the water and sewerage sectors. “The new irrigation law is aimed at making best use of irrigation water to make the highest productivity possible, preserving the
  • 22 Jan 2007- 09:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — A report by the Egyptian Irrigation, Health, Environment and Housing ministries warned that the average concentration of organic substances in the Nile River, the main source of drinking water in Egypt, has exceeded safe limits. According

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