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  • 28 Apr 2008- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt has started promoting the New Valley, located in its Western Desert, an attractive location for natural water bottlers. The General Authority for Investment last month organized a tour for foreign investors from the United States,
  • 14 Apr 2008- 23:52 by Local Press Report CAIRO, Egypt News.bg (Bulgaria) — Bulgarian President Georgy Parvanov met with Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak met in Cairo this week to discuss bilaterl economic ties between the two countries. During Parvanov's official visit to Egypt, the two sides
  • 14 Apr 2008- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — Two drinking water projects will be completed by the middle of this year in the governorate of Kafr El-Sheikh in northern Egypt, the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development announced. The first project, the drinking water treatment
  • 7 Apr 2008- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt- The emergency plan aiming at connecting drinking water to deprived areas in the Delta governorate of Daqahliya in northern Egypt will be accomplished by June 30th, according to Minister of Housing and Urban Development Ahmed al Maghrabi.
  • 23 Mar 2008- 21:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — The Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources is expected to invite tenders soon for the construction of a major water pumping station in the Mediterranean city of Rosetta in northern Egypt, according to water officials. The construction
  • 10 Mar 2008- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — The Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources has announced two major projects to improve the conditions of water in Lake Nasser, one of the largest freshwater reservoirs in the world, which provides most of Egypt's drinking water.
  • 24 Feb 2008- 22:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent nairoBi, Kenya — The government has moved to counter perennial water shortages and floods in areas that are prone to alternate spells of drought and flooding. In a new draft policy that builds on the 2002 Water Act and the National Water Resources
  • 24 Feb 2008- 22:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt- The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development has completed the Eastern Qantara-Arish water pipeline, which will carry fresh drinking water from Al Qantara City in eastern Ismailia governorate to the city of Rafah, in the Northern Sinai
  • 17 Feb 2008- 22:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Mahmoud Abu Zeid has given the green light to the first private center for irrigation equipment maintenance, which will be specialized in manufacturing and maintenance of pumping units and
  • 10 Feb 2008- 22:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — Desalination has become a must for Egypt to fill in the gap between its future water needs and current resources. A recent study conducted by the Strategic Researches Center, which is affiliated with the National Center for Water Research
  • 20 Jan 2008- 23:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt- President Hosni Mubarak gave the go-ahead last week to inaugurate the Nagaa Hammadi Barrage in southern Egypt, the second largest irrigation project to be built up on the Nile River after the High Dam in Aswan, southern Egypt. It is the
  • 13 Jan 2008- 22:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — Water bottlers in Egypt took a major hit this month when the Consumer Protection Authority (CPA) released a comprehensive study, conducted over the past two months, which found bacteria in six out of 21 samples of bottled water brands.
  • 13 Jan 2008- 22:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) is financing a $15 million USD project to put an end to biological and chemical pollution in Qarun Lake, located 25 kilometers north of Fayoum governorate, according to
  • 17 Dec 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt- After the Nile River's floods hit unprecedented levels this year, Egyptian water experts and government officials began looking for innovative ways to make the best use of the extra water. In fact, some experts have criticized the
  • 17 Dec 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — Degremont has won the $50 million USD design, build and operate (DBO) contract for the Gabl El Asfar wastewater treatment plant east of Cairo. The contract includes construction of an extension to the 1.5 million cubic meters per day

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