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  • 15 Dec 2008- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Cairo-based Arab Water Council (AWC) organized the first Arab Water Forum in the Saudi capital, Riyadh, in late November to discuss the best ways to deal with water scarcity and Arab water security. "The forum also focused on the
  • 15 Dec 2008- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The European Union (EU) and the Social Fund for Development in Egypt (SFD) plan to award three work contracts for the construction of sanitary sewerage systems in four villages in three Egyptian govemorates. The systems, to be built in the
  • 1 Dec 2008- 13:48 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt An official report issued in November by the Information and DecisionMaking Support Center, a government body, revealed that the majority of residents of the governorate of Assiut in Upper (southern) Egypt lack basic sanitary sewer
  • 16 Nov 2008- 19:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt A project to construct a major drinking water treatment plant in the newly created 6th of October Governorate, 18 kilometers southwest of Cairo, is underway, according to the officials in the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development.
  • 9 Nov 2008- 19:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Since its launch in Paris in July, there have been positive speculations about what the new Union for the Mediterranean could achieve for the peoples of the Mediterranean countries. However, the union has hit a stumbling block when it failed
  • 2 Nov 2008- 19:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Egyptian ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources has prepared a comprehensive plan to protect the High Dam in southern Egypt and all the facilities affiliated with it against high floods. Scheduled to be implemented over four phases,
  • 2 Nov 2008- 19:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt ' gyptian President Hosni Mubarak has inaugurated five drinkzing water treatment plants in the governorate of Aswan in southern Egypt. The four drinking water plants, built at a cost of $41 million USD, have a total daily production of
  • 26 Oct 2008- 20:16 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources announced in mid-October that it has installed an automatic monitoring station at the intake point of the Al-Salam Canal that connects water to the Sinai Peninsula in northeastern
  • 13 Oct 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources has allocated $62 million USD to maintain and protect the Nile River and its tributaries, affiliated canals and the constructions on it, as well as making best use of rainwater. Along
  • 6 Oct 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) has approved a $100 million USD loan to Egypt to improve irrigation systems, said Egyptian Minister of Agriculture Amin Abaza. "The loan comes as the first part of financing the
  • 29 Sep 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Holding Company for Potable Water and Sanitary Sewers last week approved construction of three potable water filtering units in the Upper (southern) Egyptian governorate of Qena, according to governorate officials. The first unit will
  • 22 Sep 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt T he government has allocated $4.8 million USD to develop technology to desalinate water, in what is considered the largest research project in Egypt's history. The project, which was announced this month, is the first of its kind as
  • 15 Sep 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt A World Bank mission has now finished discussing priorities for financing a silt monitoring project at Lake Nasser in southern Egypt, according to Egyptian water officials. "The mission has finished assessing the priorities of the
  • 8 Sep 2008- 19:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egyptian and World Bank officials last week signed a $145 million USD loan agreement for a project to institutionalize water management, save groundwater and improve growing techniques in the West Delta region. The project will reclaim 71
  • 1 Sep 2008- 14:47 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt An Egyptian delegation of irrigation experts flew to Southern Sudan last week to discuss a major hyacinth-removal project to start soon in Bahr al Ghazal, one of the River Nile's main tributaries. The $12 million USD project is financed

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