Innovation, Infrastructure & Technology

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  • 11 Dec 2019- 10:00 by Staff- Water Diplomat NAIROBI, Kenya Member States of the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) will share reliable data for better monitoring of the Nile’s water resources under the $5.5 Million USD Nile Basin Regional HydroMet System  to inform national planning and evidence-based
  • 11 Oct 2019- 09:10 by Local Press Report CAIRO Zawya The Egyptian government has started implementing a plan for water conservation at a value of EGP 900 million, according to  the country’s prime minister Mostafa Madbouly. The plan includes shifting to modern irrigation systems, treating
  • 24 Sep 2019- 05:11 by Staff- Water Diplomat CAIRO, Egypt Egypt's Foreign Minister (FM) Sameh Shoukry has expressed frustration with Ethiopia’s stance on filling the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD). More OOSKAnews Coverage OF GERD (30-plus articles) Shoukry’s comments, in an interview in
  • 20 May 2019- 07:21 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt A newly-formed joint venture of Orascom Construction and Arab Contractors has been awarded a $739 Million USD contract to build the Bahr Albaqar wastewater treatment plant in north-west Egypt. Upon completion, it will be the largest in
  • 7 May 2019- 07:01 by Local Press Report CAIRO Daily News Egypt The government retracts from buying water from the private sector due to the high prices offered by Arab and international companies. However, the government decided to limit itself to bidding for desalination plants according to the
  • 7 Apr 2019- 12:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE, Singapore The drama surrounding troubled Singapore water desalination company Hyflux Ltd took another turn April 4, when the investment transaction with Indonesian “white knight investor” Indonesia's SM Investments (SMI) was canceled by
  • 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
  • 28 Mar 2019- 14:24 by OOSKAnews Correspondent SINGAPORE, Singapore THIS ARTICLE WAS UPDATED APRIL 1 Troubled Singapore encironmental solutions company HyfluxLtd has defended itself against claims last week that key financial information had not been adequately disclosed. SM Investments, the
  • 15 Oct 2018- 08:29 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt President Abdel Fatah al-Sisi told leaders of states participating in the inaugural Cairo Water Week (CWW) October 14 that water issues should not be politicized. “President Sisi stressed that Egypt strongly believes in cross-border
  • 12 Jan 2018- 08:26 by Local Press Report CAIRO Ahram Online Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah El-Sisi said on Monday that the Egyptian state would not allow the nation to be hit by a water shortage, pointing to steps taken to protect water resources and ensure they are properly managed. El-Sisi made
  • 30 Oct 2017- 12:21 by Local Press Report SINGAPORE The Straits Times Water production at Singapore's desalination plants and local waterworks has been stepped up to meet demand here, after pollution in the Johor River led to the temporary closure of four water treatment plants along the river,
  • 26 Jul 2017- 08:22 by Local Press Report CAIRO Al-Monitor Satellite images taken July 10 and showing around 200 million cubic meters (almost 53 billion gallons)of water pooled at the Grand Ethiopian Renaissance Dam (GERD) reservoir site have sparked controversy in Egypt amid fears that Ethiopia has
  • 29 Jun 2017- 07:15 by Local Press Report SINGAPORE Ministry of Communications and Information Singapore Keppel Infrastructure Holdings Pte Ltd (Keppel Infrastructure) and PUB, Singapore’s national water agency, have unveiled the innovative design of the Keppel Marina East Desalination Plant. The
  • 17 May 2017- 10:31 by Local Press Report SINGAPORE Straits Times About 60km of new potable water pipelines, including a new one in Punggol, will be built here over the next two years to meet demands from new developments, national water agency PUB said on Wednesday (May 17). This includes the $365
  • 7 Feb 2017- 09:58 by Local Press Report SINGAPORE Straits Times Water is set to cost more here, as Singapore seeks to ensure long-term water security in the face of uncertain weather conditions. An increase in water prices will be announced at the upcoming Budget, said Minister for the Environment

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