Innovation, Infrastructure & Technology

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  • 7 Apr 2019- 09:32 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Director General of the United Nations Food and Agricultural Organization (UNFAO) has emphasized the necessity to “scale-up” innovation, policies and investments in the water sector in the Near East and North Africa (NENA) region. Citing
  • 25 Feb 2016- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia Portugal-based Elevolution Contractors has won two contracts, worth a total of $52 million USD, to improve water supply and sanitation in Lusaka’s Mtendere and Kamanga townships. The projects are being funded through the Millennium
  • 9 Feb 2016- 10:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt needs $2.8 billion USD to finance construction of wastewater treatment plants in the coming years, President Abdel Fattah al Sisi said. Speaking at the inauguration of water and housing projects in Sixth of October City last weekend,
  • 28 Jan 2016- 09:05 by Local Press Report KUWAIT CITY Desalination & Water Reuse Quarterly The Arab Fund for Economic and Social Development (AFESD) has pledged to lend US$ 200 million this year, to Egypt to finance drilling wells and building desalination projects in Sinai. Access Development
  • 1 Sep 2015- 10:17 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt A consortium consisting of FCC Aqualia subsidiary Aqualia New Europe, Orascom Construction Industries, Veolia, and Egyptian firm I–Cat has won the $2.7 billion USD contract for Cairo’s Abu Rawash wastewater treatment plant, the Egyptian
  • 12 Aug 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia Construction of the $355 million USD Lusaka Water Supply, Sanitation and Drainage (LWSSD) Project, funded through the US government’s Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC), will start in October, MCC officials told the country’s
  • 10 Jul 2015- 11:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DAMASCUS, Syria Lack of safe drinking water during the summer months is putting millions of Syrian children at risk for water-borne diseases, the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned this week. Intensifying conflict throughout the country has
  • 26 Jun 2015- 09:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent AMMAN, Jordan A $3.47 billion USD funding gap threatens efforts to provide humanitarian and development assistance to 3.9 million Syrian refugees and more than 20 million people in host communities in neighboring countries, the UN refugee agency warned
  • 20 Feb 2015- 10:59 by OOSKAnews Correspondent LUSAKA, Zambia The African Development Bank (AfDB) is lending Zambia $15 million USD for a water supply and sanitation project covering 16 districts in the country’s Western Province. Chief Government Spokesman and Minister of Information and
  • 21 Jan 2015- 10:50 by Local Press Report CAIRO EU Neighborhood Information Center The EU and Egypt have launched a project for cooperation in the water sector, part of the EU’s commitment to sustainable development and to achieving the Millennium Development Goals in the water sector in Egypt. A
  • 2 Jan 2015- 10:47 by Local Press Report CAIRO Daily News European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) provided a loan of €55m ($66 million USD) for the expansion of the sewage treatment station in Kafr El-Sheikh governorate, to improve the living standards of about 500,000 citizens in
  • 7 Oct 2014- 10:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent NAIROBI, Kenya Ministers from Nile riparian countries on October 6 th pledged to reactivate dialogue aimed at fostering sustainable use of shared water resources. During the 4 th Nile Basin Development Forum, which opened in Nairobi this week, the
  • 21 Jul 2014- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egyptian  officials last week announced plans to carry out $100 million USD worth of water projects in the coastal governorate of Matrouh. “Six water projects will be implemented to produce 41,000 cubic meters per day,” said Sherif Faris,
  • 14 May 2014- 10:20 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda The Ugandan government has signed a $44.7 million USD loan agreement from the World Bank’s Cooperation in International Waters for Africa (CIWA) multi-donor trust fund and the Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA)
  • 13 May 2014- 10:09 by Local Press Report LUSAKA Times of Zambia Though a right, access to safe and clean drinking water still remains a challenge in communities in some parts of the country. Approximately, one third of the population does not have access to clean and safe water, while more than