Innovation, Infrastructure & Technology

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  • 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
  • 3 Dec 2007- 02:14 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt, MANAMA, Bahrain — The Red Sea Governorate, located in eastern Egypt, has earmarked $54.4 million USD to end drinking water shortages by next June, according to Governor Bakr al Rashidi. The allocation came after officials from the
  • 25 Nov 2007- 22:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — A United Nations Development Program (UNDP) report on climate change being released this week forecasts a grim future for water availability in the developing world. "Several countries in already highly water-stressed regions such as
  • 25 Nov 2007- 22:33 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — The Habi Center for Environmental Rights, an Egyptian NGO, is warning of a possible health crisis in the governorate of Giza, one of Egypt's most populous areas, because of drinking water contamination. The center issued its warning
  • 11 Nov 2007- 22:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — The governorate of Cairo has earmarked $2.2 million USD to implement sewage treatment projects during the current fiscal year in the impoverished district of Haggana, in northeastern Cairo, A new 6-kilometer sewage network will be built
  • 29 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — With a limited budget, the Egyptian government over the years has started many drinking water and sewage treatment projects across the country, but could not complete them. Some projects started over two decades ago, and weren't
  • 29 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt- For more than 30 years, the residents of Al-Agami and Al-Amriya cities in Alexandria, 220 kilometers north of Cairo, have been without a functional sewage treatment station and network. A year ago, the local authorities decided to start a
  • 15 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt- A new biological treatment station has been built at Al Manzla Lake in northern Egypt to deal with sewage dumped into the lake. The station was built in cooperation with the United Nations Development Program and the Global Environment
  • 8 Oct 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt-The United Nations has asked the Egyptian government's help with a number of water projects in the Sudanese region of Darfur, Assistant UN Secretary-General for Peacekeeping Operations Jane Holl Lute said following a meeting in Cairo
  • 30 Sep 2007- 23:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — Egyptian non-governmental organizations have always played an active role in highlighting waterrelated problems in the country. In their regular seminars and reports, NGOs used to lash out at the government and state-run water companies
  • 30 Sep 2007- 23:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt- The water supply in Egypt's Southern Sinai governorate does not meet the government's standards for water quality, according to regional experts. "The local communities in Southern Sinai suffer from an increase in fluoride
  • 24 Sep 2007- 00:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt —A new drinking water plant has been completed in the city of Al-Balaina in Sohag, in Upper Egypt. The new plant, built at a cost of $21 million USD, has a capacity of 68,000 cubic meters per day. That will increase daily drinking water
  • 17 Sep 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — Egypt and Sudan may revive a project, stalled since 1984, which would carry water from swamps in southern Sudan to the White Nile through a 360-kilometer long canal. Egypt began looking developing the idea for the canal more than 30 years
  • 10 Sep 2007- 10:09 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — The Mediterranean governorate of Damietta, 200 kilometers north of Cairo, has been experiencing sewage mains bursts for years. The village of Seif El-Din, one of the biggest villages of Damietta with more than 30,000 residents, is an

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