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  • 12 Jul 2012- 10:22 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Egyptian government and the European Union on July 11 signed a $25 million USD loan agreement for drinking water improvement projects in northern Egypt. Most of the funding will be used to expand production at drinking water treatment
  • 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
  • 12 Sep 2011- 14:30 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Damietta Drinking Water and Sanitation Company has allocated $7 million USD to complete drinking water and sanitation projects in the governorate. “The company has allocated $5.5 million USD for a number of sanitation projects, while we
  • 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
  • 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
  • 10 May 2010- 14:46 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt The Euro-Mediterranean Ministerial Conference on Water in Barcelona, Spain, last month failed to reach agreement on a water strategy for the Mediterranean region due to a disagreement between Israel and Arab countries over a reference to
  • 2 Jun 2008- 08:57 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt he water in the Damietta subsidiary of the Nile is currently registering higher levels of pollution, making it difficult for potable water treatment plants in the governorates of Daqahliya and Damietta to produce water according to