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  • 17 Sep 2019- 07:54 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Tripartite ministerial negotiations around the filling and operation of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) have stalled, according to the Egyptian ministry of irrigation. A 16 September statement by the Egyptian Ministry of
  • 30 Jul 2019- 06:51 by Local Press Report CAIRO Egypt Today Egypt’s annual share of the Nile water decreased by 5 billion cubic meters in 2019, and a state of emergency was announced nationwide, Ministry of Water Resources and Irrigation stated on Saturday. The Nile flow has been affected by the
  • 20 May 2019- 07:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt A newly-formed joint venture of Orascom Construction and Arab Contractors has been awarded a $739 Million USD contract to build the Bahr Albaqar wastewater treatment plant in north-west Egypt. Upon completion, it will be the largest in
  • 7 May 2019- 07:01 by Local Press Report CAIRO Daily News Egypt The government retracts from buying water from the private sector due to the high prices offered by Arab and international companies. However, the government decided to limit itself to bidding for desalination plants according to the
  • 7 Apr 2019- 09:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Director General of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (UNFAO) has emphasized the necessity to “scale-up” innovation, policies and investments in the water sector in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) region. Citing
  • 26 Mar 2019- 09:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent BRUSSELS, Belgium Ongoing tension among Egypt, Ethiopia and Sudan around the Grand Ehiopia Renaissance Dam could escalate into conflict with "severe humanitarian consequences," according to a March 2019 report from think tank International
  • 13 Feb 2019- 07:39 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia The leaders of Ethiopia, Sudan and Egypt have confirmed commitment to reach consensus on outstanding technical issues surrounding the contentious Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). At the annual African Union conference hosted
  • 7 Jan 2019- 07:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent WASHINGTON DC, United States New analysis of water in the world's largest fossil water aquifer system has revealed elevated levels of radium. Research into the Nubian aquifer at the eastern end of the Sahara desert, follows on from research in a
  • 10 Dec 2018- 11:31 by Local Press Report SHARM EL-SHEIKH Ahram Online Egypt and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development signed two agreements on Saturday to establish an EGP 1.4 billion water system in Bahr Al-Bakr and to finance four desalination plants in South Sinai governorate for EGP 880
  • 15 Oct 2018- 08:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi told leaders of states participating in the inaugural Cairo Water Week (CWW) October 14 that water issues should not be politicized. “President Sisi stressed that Egypt strongly believes in cross-border
  • 2 May 2018- 09:34 by OOSKAnews Info CAIRO, Egypt Egypt Today The Egyptian Government is planning to expand water desalination plants, as well as address villages’ sewage problems, according to Mamdouh Raslan, chairman of the country's Holding Company for Water & Wastewater (HCWW). Raslan
  • 11 Apr 2018- 12:04 by Local Press Report CAIRO Daily News Egypt The Islamic Development Bank is set to pump $3bn in the period between 2018 and 2020 to support a number of developmental projects in Egypt, Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr revealed. Nasr has agreed with
  • 14 Mar 2018- 09:17 by Local Press Report CAIRO Ahram Online The ministers of irrigation, foreign affairs and the heads of the intelligence services in Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia are going to meet next 4 and 5 April in Khartoum to discuss the latest developments concerning the Grand Ethiopian
  • 4 Mar 2018- 11:02 by Local Press Report CAIRO Egypt Independent Egypt did not receive any notification from Ethiopia about filling the reservoir of the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD), an official source familiar with GERD negotiations said on Saturday. The source, who spoke on condition of
  • 14 Feb 2018- 10:19 by Local Press Report CAIRO Al Arabiya There is growing concern in Egypt over an impending water crisis as construction of Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam progresses and negotiations between the two countries have not so far resolved any of the technical disputes. While the biggest

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