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  • 27 Oct 2015- 10:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates Investing in renewable-energy technology presents the most affordable option for African countries to increase the amount of water available to meet rising demand due to expanding economic growth, rising population and
  • 5 Feb 2014- 10:03 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Arab Ministerial Water Council discussed adopting a common water security strategy during its meeting in Cairo last week. “The ministers discussed a number of issues, at the top of which was furthering cooperation in adopting a common
  • 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
  • Egypt’s Holding Company for Construction and Development (HCCD) on May 19 announced a new $34 million USD drinking water pipeline project in Abu Dhabi.
  • Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries plan to launch a global dry land alliance in 2014 to deal with water scarcity and food security in 51 countries, according to officials with the regional grouping.
  • China will cooperate with Egypt on number of major irrigation and water projects, Egyptian officials announced last week.
  • The Egyptian Contracting Company (Mokhtar Ibrahim) won a $37.7 million USD water pipeline project in Abu Dhabi, company officials announced last week.
  • The Middle East’s water and energy sectors will experience significant growth in 2012, as 97 new projects worth some $32.7 billion USD have started or will start construction in 12 countries, according to a new report from market research specialists Ventures Middle East.
  • Foreign investors, both public and private, have been snatching up relatively cheap land all over Africa, primarily for food production to be exported out of the most food-insecure continent in the world. However, these land grabs are not really about the land, but more about the freshwater that goes with it, according to a new report from GRAIN, an international non-profit organization that works to support small farmers and social movements in moving toward community-controlled and biodiversity-based food systems.
  • 5 Dec 2011- 18:23 by Local Press Report DOHA Gulf Times (Qatar) A project to build mega reservoirs would help Qatar ensure uninterrupted water supply to residents in emergencies, according to the Qatar General Electricity & Water Corporation (Kahramaa). The project is part of the Qatar Food
  • 3 Oct 2011- 16:44 by OOSKAnews Correspondent washington, dc, united states The U.S. government and the World Bank are co-chairing a number of working groups charged with finding areas for collaboration on water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) projects as part of the memorandum they signed on World
  • 11 Jul 2011- 13:34 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Orascom Construction Industries’ (OCI) Saudi subsidiary, Orascom Saudi Limited Company (OSL), won a $450 million USD contract for infrastructure work including supply and installation of 146 kilometers of pipe for stormwater, wastewater and
  • 2 Apr 2007- 10:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt — A giant water pumping station in Toshka is set to start operations. Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak gave the go-ahead to start operating the station in southern Egypt. Mubarak will also inaugurate the third branch of Sheikh Zayed Canal in
  • 26 Feb 2007- 09:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent DOHA, Qatar, CAIRO, Egypt — Seventy Egyptian and international companies attended the 12th International BIG Aqua Tec 2007 Fair and Conference, to showcase pipe, pumps, valves, measurement and control devices, and drinking water and irrigation systems.