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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
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 16 Apr 2012- 10:26 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt  Matrouh governorate in northwest Egypt will build a $42 million USD desalination plant, the biggest project of its type in the country, Sherif Faris, chairman of Matrouh Drinking Water and Sanitation company, announced on April 11. The
  • 31 Oct 2011- 21:15 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt A new desalination plant was inaugurated in October in Egypt’s Matrouh governorate. The plant, located in the city of Negeila, can produce 1,000 cubic meters per day of desalinated water, according to governorate officials. The total cost
  • 18 Oct 2011- 10:04 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The governorate of Matrouh, located in northwestern Egypt, announced the start of construction of the desalination plant in Baghoush. Considered the biggest desalination plant to be built in Egypt, the plant will produce 24,000 cubic meters
  • 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
  • 8 Aug 2011- 16:40 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development announced it will upgrade two drinking water treatment plants in Alexandria governorate, 220 kilometers northwest of Cairo. The two treatment stations, Al Siouf and Alamein, are among the main
  • 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
  • 9 May 2011- 18:19 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt Egypt’s Supreme Military Council has approved construction of a desalination plant in the governorate of Marsa Matrouh in northwestern Egypt. The new plant will have a total capacity of 20,000 cubic meters per day. It is scheduled to be

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