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  • 19 Feb 2020- 10:11 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Following meetings with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Egypt’s Housing Minister Assem al-Gazzar has confirmed the country’s interest in cooperation with the private sector for seawater desalination. This
  • 9 Jun 2019- 09:00 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GENEVA, Switzerland The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has launched its Third Environmental Performance Report (EPR) for Kazakhstan, assessing the country’s achievements in strengthening its environmental policy since 2008 and
  • 10 Dec 2018- 11:31 by Local Press Report SHARM EL-SHEIKH Ahram Online Egypt and the Kuwait Fund for Arab Economic Development signed two agreements on Saturday to establish an EGP 1.4 billion water system in Bahr Al-Bakr and to finance four desalination plants in South Sinai governorate for EGP 880
  • 15 Jun 2018- 11:42 by OOSKAnews Info COLOMBO, Sri Lanka Sri Lanka's National Water Supply and Drainage Board is investing $1.2 Billion USD to increase access to safe drinking water, but high borrowing costs, leaky pipes, and volatile weather may require more alternative financing, a finance
  • 11 Apr 2018- 12:04 by Local Press Report CAIRO Daily News Egypt The Islamic Development Bank is set to pump $3bn in the period between 2018 and 2020 to support a number of developmental projects in Egypt, Minister of Investment and International Cooperation Sahar Nasr revealed. Nasr has agreed with
  • 14 Feb 2018- 10:19 by Local Press Report CAIRO Al Arabiya There is growing concern in Egypt over an impending water crisis as construction of Ethiopia’s Renaissance Dam progresses and negotiations between the two countries have not so far resolved any of the technical disputes. While the biggest
  • 31 May 2017- 13:13 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) says it is reaching the most vulnerable communities affected by the floods in Sri Lanka with clean water and safe shelters as the island's worst flooding in years has impacted almost
  • 7 Jun 2016- 07:46 by Local Press Report CAIRO Desalination & Water Reuse Significant new rural wastewater treatment capacity will be needed if Egypt is to secure its water supply over the next decade, according to a new report, Suitable Technologies for Egypt's Wastewater Treatment Upgrade
  • 14 Apr 2016- 08:30 by Local Press Report CAIRO MENA Prime Minister Sherif Ismail said the government will start immediately to develop an integrated strategy to fulfill Egypt's water needs during the coming period. The remarks were made this week during a meeting held with the ministers of
  • 3 Mar 2016- 08:50 by Local Press Report ASWAN Egypt Independent The collapse of cisterns near the Nubian village of Ballana in Aswan has caused sewage water to flood farmlands and cemeteries. Authorities cut off water from pipes close to the cisterns until the problem can be fixed. Food Security
  • 18 Feb 2016- 08:40 by Local Press Report ASWAN Egypt Independent Dozens of houses in the Al-Karour area in Aswan have been flooded by wastewater after a main pipe burst for the second time in a month, causing water and power cuts in the neighborhood and surrounding areas. Innovation, Infrastructure
  • 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,
  • 12 Aug 2015- 08:23 by Local Press Report FAYYOUM Egypt State Information Service Prime Minister Ibrahim Mahlab has earmarked $7.5 million for completing drinking water projects in Fayyoum. This is a part of $17 million that have been earmarked for drinking water projects in many governorates, said
  • 12 Aug 2015- 08:22 by Local Press Report ASWAN Daily News Egypt Dozens of families have been moved from their homes in the Upper Egyptian city of Aswan after sewage piping flooded in an area called Baraka Demas. An operations room with officials from local water, sanitation and electricity
  • 10 Aug 2015- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent COLOMBO, Sri Lanka The French Development Agency (AFD) is lending Sri Lanka $83.3 million USD to help fund construction of a wastewater network in Negombo, a tourist town on the west coast of the country.  The total cost of the project is $117.3 million

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