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  • 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 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 OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt —Arab countries need to establish an industrial base to develop water technologies, according to water sector representatives who attended the Third Arab Water Conference in Cairo. "The participants have agreed on the importance of
  • 10 Dec 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TRIPOLI, LIBYA — Since Libya abandoned the club of rogue nations three years ago, its former adversaries have been competing for investment and influence in the petroleum-rich North African country. The move by erstwhile bad-boy Col. Muammar Qaddafi to
  • 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
  • 10 Dec 2006- 23:20 by Local Press Report ZIMBABWE, HARARE The Herald (Zimbabwe) — Residents of Zimbabwe's Kadoma Municipality will pay a special levy starting in January to raise funds for new water pumps. The current pumps, installed in the 1970s, frequently break down, leaving residents
  • 20 Nov 2006- 08:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — Analysts have been warning for years that a new regional war could erupt in East Africa, not caused by mineral rights or petroleum reserves, but due to conflicts over water. The main source for water supply to all East African countries,
  • 20 Nov 2006- 08:26 by Local Press Report TRIPOLI, LIBYA TradeArabia News Service — Libya will host an international exhibition next month that will target the infrastructure and energy sectors. Project Libya will be held at the Tripoli International Fairground in the Libyan capital from December 4
  • 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 OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — The Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources plans to recycle agricultural wastewater to avoid water shortages in the country. The ministry's draft plan aims to increase water resources by recycling about 8 billion cubic
  • 5 Nov 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — Egyptian government officials indicate they will launch the country's first private irrigation project in November. The $500 million USD project, which will be on a design-build-operate basis, is to set up a new irrigation system in
  • 5 Nov 2006- 23:20 by Local Press Report South Africa, TSHWANE BuaNews (South Africa) — The Olifants River Water Resources Development Project will improve water supply to rural residents in the region and improve economic prospects for the mining sector, according to South African Water Affairs and
  • 5 Nov 2006- 23:20 by Local Press Report JOHANNESBURG, South Africa — Rand Water hopes to delay the second phase of the Lesotho Highlands Water Project by reining in demand for water. The move is calculated to save money by postponing when Rand would need to start borrowing funds to pay for
  • 29 Oct 2006- 23:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt, KAMPALA, Uganda — Two villagers have died and more than 200 fell sick from drinking sewage-contaminated water in the Egyptian governorate of Daqahliya, 120 kilometers north of Cairo. Health officials said that the victims were suffering
  • 16 Oct 2006- 09:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TRIPOLI, LIBYA- The Libyan government will spend some $6 billion (USD) on sanitation and water projects as part of an ambitious infrastructure development plan that also will entail major road, airport, and housing projects whose details were discussed

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