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  • 5 Aug 2016- 07:45 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia Egypt has requested reinstatement of its membership in the Nile Basin Initiative (NBI), which it suspended in 2010, Ethiopian Water, Irrigation and Energy Ato Motuma Mekassa said this week. The Ethiopian News Agency quoted Mekassa
  • 19 Aug 2015- 10:05 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Per capita freshwater consumption in Egypt decreased by 11.1 percent in during 2013-2014 compared to the previous year, dropping from 116.3 cubic meters to 103.4 cubic meters, according to data released this week by the country’s Central
  • 9 Jun 2015- 10:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DODOMA, Tanzania Tanzanian Prime Minister Mizengo Pinda last week called for consensus and “mutual understanding” among Nile Basin countries to make best use of the river’s resources. Speaking at the 23rd Annual Meeting of Nile Council of Ministers (Nile
  • 4 Jun 2015- 11:06 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DODOMA, Tanzania Water ministers from Nile Basin member countries gathered in the Tanzanian city of Dodoma on June 4th for two days of talks on regional water projects and issues. The Nile Basin Initiative (NBI) said in a statement that the 23rd Annual
  • 29 Apr 2015- 09:31 by Local Press Report ALEXANDRIA Daily News Egypt Minister of Environment Khaled Fahmy reported this week that a bomb explosion near a petrol line led to water pollution in the lake between Alexandria and Beheira. The explosion led to gas leaking into the pipe which feeds the
  • 15 Apr 2015- 10:41 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Developing ties between Egypt and Ethiopia cannot come at the expense of other Nile Basin states, Egyptian Water Resources and Irrigation Minister Hossam Moghazi said this week. Moghazi, who briefed President Abdel Fattah al Sisi over the
  • 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
  • 14 Aug 2014- 10:23 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Egyptian Ministry of Housing on August 11th announced plans to build 212 new wastewater treatment plants in 670 rural villages in eight governorates.. “The new plants will be set up on the banks of the Nile River’s Rosetta tributary,
  • 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,
  • 7 May 2014- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt’s Ministry of Irrigation and Water Resources on May 3 announced plans to carry out $200 million USD worth of new irrigation projects throughout the country. “The ministry will work on implementing upgrades at 42 irrigation lifting
  • 7 Mar 2014- 10:28 by OOSKAnews Correspondent MARSA MATROUH, Egypt The Drinking Water and Sanitation Company in Matrouh governorate in northwestern Egypt this week announced plans to build a 24,000-cubic-meter-per-day desalination plant at a total cost of $30 million USD. “The plant will be
  • 23 Jan 2014- 10:12 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt faces an annual water deficit of 25 billion cubic meters, according to Minister of Irrigation and Water Resources Mohamed Abdel Muttalib. “Egypt’s annual water needs are estimated at 80 billion cubic meters, but what we currently have
  • 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
  • 28 Jun 2013- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent KAMPALA, Uganda Uganda has started the process of ratifying the Cooperative Framework Agreement (CFA) on Nile River water-sharing. Ugandan Water and Environment Minister Professor Ephraim Kamuntu said on June 24 that by making the agreement law, Uganda
  • US-based water purification and wastewater treatment company Aquatech last week won a $25 million USD industrial wastewater treatment plant in the northern Egypt city of Alexandria.

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