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  • 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
  • 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- 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 7 Nov 2013- 10:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan The Swiss and Uzbek governments last week signed a grant agreement under which Switzerland will provide a $13.18 million USD grant for a water supply project in Uzbekistan’s Syrdarya Province. The funding from the Swiss State
  • 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
  • 4 Nov 2013- 10:06 by Local Press Report CAIRO State Information Service of Egypt Minister of Water Resources and Irrigation Mohamed Abdel-Moteleb attended the signing ceremony of an agreement to dig 30 water wells in Tanzania. The agreement, which will be financed through an Egyptian grant, will be
  • 1 Nov 2013- 10:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates The Egyptian and UAE governments this week signed $4.9 billion USD worth of loan and aid agreements to finance development and infrastructure projects in Egypt, including water, sanitation and power projects. “UAE aid has
  • 29 Oct 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KERBEN, Kyrgyzstan Residents of Aksy district in Kyrgyzstan’s Jalal-Abad province are asking the government to change the national budget to include funding for water projects there. During Kyrgyz Deputy Prime Minister Tokon Mamytov’s visit to the
  • 17 Oct 2013- 10:01 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MEXICO CITY, Mexico Experts from Israel have proposed construction of seawater desalination plants as an alternative to meet the future demand for water in Mexico. At workshop last week on "Water Challenges in Mexico: The Present and Future
  • 14 Oct 2013- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TASHKENT, Uzbekistan The wastewater treatment plant in Uzbekistan’s industrial city of Angren is not working properly, and the water produced at the plant is dangerous to drink, employee warned last week. Water that has not been treated to the required

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