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  • 10 Jan 2014- 10:18 by OOSKAnews Correspondent CAIRO, Egypt An official Libyan delegation is travelling to Cairo this week to sign infrastructure contracts worth $145 million USD with Egyptian companies. “The Libyan government prefers to award infrastructure projects to Egyptian companies because
  • 1 Oct 2013- 10:10 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TRIPOLI, Libya The Libyan government last week approved construction of a 24-million-cubic meter drinking water reservoir. “The project is meant to avoid water supply disruptions in the capital city of Tripoli and the surrounding suburbs,” said Minister
  • Libyan Minister of Water Resources Abdel-Hadi al Hanshir on March 28 met with a with a delegation of Egyptian corporate executives to discuss water and sanitation infrastructure projects.
  • Libya is looking to increase its energy production to meet desalination needs, Electricity Minister Awad Ibrahim said on October 26. “We aim at triggering a breakthrough in desalination projects,” he said.
  • 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
  • The U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) is planning to allocate $660 million USD for infrastructure projects in three Arab countries that experienced uprisings during the Arab Spring.
  • As the wave of violent political upheaval in Libya recedes, Arab companies are hoping to secure preferential consideration for reconstruction projects in the North African country. Libyan officials estimate that reconstruction projects will be worth $480 billion USD over the next couple of decades.
  • 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
  • 20 Feb 2012- 19:08 by OOSKAnews Correspondent GAZA The Gaza Water Authority is warning of a potential water crisis if power supplies to the Gaza Strip do not resume. “The power cuts that Gaza has been suffering from for many days now is seriously affecting the amount of water reaching households,”
  • 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
  • 19 Sep 2011- 17:38 by OOSKAnews Correspondent TRIPOLI, LIBYA Moammar Gadhafi’s retreating loyalists apparently sought to turn the tide of Libya’s civil war in late August by cutting off water supplies to Tripoli, the rebel-held capital, from the Great Man-Made River (GMMR). The $33 billion USD
  • 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
  • 29 Aug 2011- 16:02 by OOSKAnews Correspondent Sweden, STOCKHOLM Minister of the Palestinian Water Authority Dr. Shaddad Attili has proposed construction of a desalination facility in Egypt’s Sinai region to supply potable water to the people of Sinai and the Gaza Strip.   “Our water woes can in
  • 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

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