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  • 19 Dec 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ST. PETERSBURG, Russia The regional government of St. Petersburg, Russia’s second largest city, has approved a vast new water and sanitation plan that covers the period up to 2025, with extensions to 2030. With an announced budget of $8.8 billion USD,
  • 17 Dec 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NEW YORK, NY, United States The United Nations this week called for the largest ever amount of funding for a single crisis, when it appealed to the international community to provide a record $6.5 billion USD to help the 16 million victims of the
  • 16 Dec 2013- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ASTANA, Kazakhstan Eighty percent of North Kazakhstan province’s population now has access to centralized water supply, according to Governor Samat Eskendirov. “Today we have brought the percentage of those who have access to centralized water supply in
  • 13 Dec 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Egyptian government last week allocated an additional $428 million USD for water projects during the 2013-2014 fiscal year. “The additional funds are in line with the government plan to channel more investment into infrastructure
  • 10 Dec 2013- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GAZA The United Nations is working to secure the fuel needed to operate vital facilities like wastewater treatment plants and hospitals in the Gaza Strip, according to Robert Turner, director of operations in Gaza for the UN Relief and Works Agency for
  • 6 Dec 2013- 09:33 by Local Press Report MOSCOW Ria Novosti Russian President Vladimir Putin revealed Thursday that his official residence is not immune from a problem faced by many other households across Russia: rusty tap water. “Can you imagine: Even my tap water is sometimes rusty,” Putin
  • 6 Dec 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Egyptian Contracting Company (Mokhtar Ibrahim) has won an $87 million USD water pipeline project in Oman. The company will build a 50-kilometer pipeline to transport water from Wadi Diqa Dam in Quriat State to Deam Reservoir in Al Amirat
  • 5 Dec 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Egyptian Ministry of Irrigation recently announced that it has received an $80 million USD loan from Saudi Arabia to rehabilitate 315 wells. Two hundred of the wells will be located in Egypt’s New Valley governorate, said Mustafa Abu
  • 21 Nov 2013- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MOSCOW, Russia Nearly all of the lakes and rivers in the Moscow Region are seriously polluted, according to Tatyana Vitusheva, chief inspector with the region’s administrative and technical regulation agency. After inspecting over 300 rivers and 350
  • 19 Nov 2013- 10:00 by Local Press Report CAIRO General Electric GE and Carbon Holdings today signed a US$500 million agreement to provide technology and equity support to the greenfield naphtha cracker and olefins complex project of Tahrir Petrochemicals in Ain Sokhna, Egypt. As part of the
  • 19 Nov 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Egyptian Ministry of Housing announced on November 15 that it was looking to tender new potable water and wastewater projects on a public-private-partnership (PPP) basis. “There are a number of desalination projects that will be
  • 15 Nov 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan The Jordanian government on November 12 announced plans to build a number of small nuclear plants to meet its growing demand for energy, especially in the desalination sector. The kingdom has chosen Russian company Atomstroiexport (ASE) to
  • 14 Nov 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Egyptian Ministry of Local Development has announced plans for 151 new potable water and sanitation projects worth a total of $261 million USD in rural areas. “The projects will be implemented in the most deprived areas nationwide to
  • 8 Nov 2013- 10:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ULAN-UDE, Russia The operator of a power and heating plant and the local water supplier in Russia’s eastern Buryatia Republic are blaming one another for a recent water contamination incident in the capital, Ulan-Ude. A major oil leak into the water
  • 6 Nov 2013- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KHARTOUM, Sudan The water ministers of Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia failed to completely iron out their differences over Ethiopia’s Grand Renaissance Dam project during their meeting in the Sudanese capital this week, according to Egyptian officials. “We